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Business Basics Grant

Get ready to apply for the Business Basics Grant.

The new Business Basics Grants program will open on 31 May.

The guidelines are now available for this new grant program that’s offering $5,000 to small businesses looking to build or upgrade their website!

We are expecting these grants to be very popular, with applications closing as soon as sufficient applications for a competitive assessment are received (or on 30 June 2021, whichever happens first).

So, make sure you are ready to apply on 31 May by checking out the guidelines and eligibility criteria and start preparing your paperwork now. Visit

For further information about the program, email or contact the Small Business Hotline on 1300 654 687

What's The Process?

Step 1: Application

Businesses must complete an online application in SmartyGrants.
The application requires supporting information and evidence about how the proposed grantfunded activities will meet the expected outcomes of the grant.

Step 3: Outcomes

Following assessment, recommendations are made to the DESBT decision maker who will approve funding allocations.
DESBT will then advise all applicants of the outcome of their grant application. Successful applicants will receive Letter of Approval outlining the funding agreement.

Step 2: Assessment

Following closure of the Round, DESBT runs a competitive assessment process. Not all applications will be funded.
DESBT will assess applications against these guidelines (including eligibility criteria) and the assessment criteria.

Step 4: Funding agreement and payment

Grant recipients enter into a funding agreement with DESBT. The funding agreement consists of:
• the Letter of Approval;
• any other terms agreed in writing between the parties;
• the Business Basics grant program terms and conditions 
• these guidelines; and
• the application submitted by the applicant relating to the grant funded activity.

DESBT will pay grant recipients a single grant payment of $5,000 (excluding GST) into their
nominated bank account.

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