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Social Enterprise Grant applications now open!

23 September 2021 10:13 AM | QSEC Admin (Administrator)

Applications for the Social Enterprise Growth Grants are now open. 

The Social Enterprise Growth Grants program will provide grants to eligible established Queensland social enterprises for capability and capacity building that supports the business to scale up or adapt.

The social enterprise must have potential within the next 2 years to grow the business including its social impact and increase employees.

Available funding

In 2021–22, $800,000 will be made available for the Social Enterprise Growth Grants.

Your social enterprise may be eligible for financial assistance of between $5,000 and $25,000 (excluding GST).

Eligibility criteria

Your business must be a Queensland social enterprise that can demonstrate it meets the program definition of a social enterprise (including the commercial trading and reinvesting benchmarks outlined in the funding guidelines), and has operated and traded in Queensland for at least 12 months.

Your social enterprise must have a mission or purpose aligned to Queensland Government priorities including, but not limited to:

  • supporting jobs
  • investing in skills
  • growing regions
  • protecting the environment
  • safeguarding health.

Eligible activities

Grants will provide funding for activities, services or expenditure that build the skills, capability and capacity of the social enterprise. Funding requested must have a direct link to increasing business sustainability and/or employment.

Funding is available for the purchase of:

  • production equipment
  • digital equipment and systems
  • consumables, resources or materials (specific to an identified growth opportunity)
  • skills development and coaching programs
  • business and strategic planning advice
  • website development and upgrades
  • marketing strategies.
Apply now – view and access the online application form here.

Applications close 7 October! 


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