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$5k Qld Govt. Grant Round 3 opens 16th & 17th May. Start your application now!

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Posted  |  Written by David Ligtenberg

Business Basics Round 3, New Opening Dates!

Due to issues with the SmartyGrants system, the new dates are:

Regional Queensland - 9am, Monday 16th May
South-East Queensland - 9am, Tuesday 17th May

Check which date applies to you based on your principal place of business >>

Round 3 of the Queensland Government's $5,000 Business Basics Grant opens on 16th May for Regional QLD and 17th May for South-East QLD. 

Round 3 will close when sufficient applications have been received (and they fill up fast!) so we’d recommend you start preparing now.

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What businesses are eligible?
  • Turnover under $300k 
  • Max. 20 employees 
  • Businesses that haven’t previously been approved for round 1 or 2 of this Grant 

If you meet the above criteria then you would be crazy to leave this money on the table. Call us today on 1300 79 55 41 to discuss your needs or email, as we have suitable strategies that will meet the grant requirements.

“We have had many businesses succeed with prior grants. The key is putting together a proposal that will show how it will impact & grow your business”David Ligtenberg, CEO & Founder, Itag Media

Our services that the $5k Business Basics Grant can go towards:

Website build or upgrade

  • New website build
  • Website refresh - enhance your website now with a new look or conversion-focused pages)
  • Add e-commerce functionality

Strategic digital marketing services

  • Strategic marketing plans including Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) to increase traffic to your website.
  • Website content strategy (eg. Blog strategy for 12 months and/or implementation of new site content)
Learn more about the grant at

How to apply

You need to complete the online application in SmartyGrants. We’d strongly suggest you already apply for a SmartyGrants applicant account >> if you don't already have one.

Your application must include the following documents:

  • A certified statutory declaration from the business owner or director (Here is the statutory dec. template >>) stating the business:
    • does not have a turnover exceeding $300,000 per annum
    • meets all grant eligibility criteria
    We strongly recommend getting a statutory declaration already sorted so as soon as the grant opens, you’re ready to submit.
  • A proposal detailing the activities you will purchase (We can get this sorted for you).
  • Supplier quote detailing who will undertake the project work, description of services, and outline key activities (We have a few options ready to go).

Business owners discussing grant application together around board room table

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"We have had awesome comments and feedback from our existing clients! We have already picked up new clients that would never deal with us and are taking us very seriously now and placing orders. You guys have done an amazing job and in a short time we are already seeing huge results." - Jason Griffin - Owner - PlumKrazy Garage

This Grant is the perfect opportunity to upgrade your online presence to get the edge over your competitors.

If you're eligible then please contact us at 1300 79 55 41 or email and I can prepare a proposal right away so you can apply for this grant as soon as it opens.

If you're not clear on anything, or just want to improve your business presence online outside of this grant, let’s catch up.

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