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2019 Social Enterprise Grants

This is a preview of the Social Enterprise Grants Application form. When you’re ready to apply, click Fill Out Now to begin.
 

Eligibility

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All applications must be made by completing this application form and submitting it online according to the instructions. Incomplete applications will not be considered. The application form can be saved and completed later, it is recommended that you save your work frequently.

Before completing this form, read the program guidelines here and the Terms and Conditions here. 

The Queensland Government, through the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training (DESBT) is making grants available specifically to social enterprises to address and overcome their unique challenges, through access to professional advice and support in the critical stages of establishing or expanding their business.

If successful, a 50% funding contribution of up to $50,000 (excluding GST) is provided following the completion of your proposal/ implementation of your project. The applicant needs to meet the eligibility and assessment criteria to be considered. The applicant must provide satisfactory evidence of the project’s completion to obtain funding. The minimum grant funding amount is $5 000 (i.e. the value of the project is at least $10 000).

All applications must demonstrate:

  • the extent to which the business meets the definition of a social enterprise;
  • the extent to which the services will support the establishment and/or growth of the social enterprise;
  • the extent to which the services will enhance the social enterprises’ skills and abilities;
  • potential business improvements;
  • the potential and likelihood the activity will deliver jobs growth; and
  • value for money.

This form must be completed by the applicant (not a supplier or consultant). If you cannot answer 'Yes' to the statements below you are not eligible for this grant, and will not be able to submit the application form.

I have read and understood the Social Enterprise Grants Program Guidelines * Required
I or any owner/s of this business are not a financial beneficiary of any other Social Enterprise Grants applications under this round. * Required
The business has a registered business name * Required
The business has in place all the regulatory requirements and obeys the guides, laws and acts of any local, state and federal requirements. I understand that I may be asked to provide proof of official accreditation and failure to do so may result in withdrawal of grant funding * Required
The business meets the social enterprise definition * Required
Social enterprise definition for this grant: the business is led by an economic, social, cultural or environmental mission consistent with a public or community benefit; trades to fulfil their mission and derive a substantial portion of their income from trade; and reinvests most of their profit/surplus into the fulfilment of their mission.
The business currently has fewer than 20 employees * Required
Use a simple headcount, do not allow for part-time or fulltime. Do not include contractors.
The business has a Queensland headquarters * Required
If your business does not have a Queensland headquarters you are not eligible to apply.
The business has not and will not purchase the proposed service/s prior to grant approval. * Required

ABN

Does the business have an active ABN? * Required
Your business must have a valid Australian Business Number (ABN).