Fraser Coast Business Advice Grant Program

The Fraser Coast Regional Council is providing Business Advice Grants to assist Fraser Coast businesses in accessing and engaging local professional business advisors and specialists to improve their financial management, inventory management, human resource management, digital capability, and marketing of their business.

How to apply?

If you wish to apply, discuss eligibility, or see how this grant can best benefit your business, please do not hesitate to contact our office on 1300 620 345.

How much can you apply for?

The maximum grant available per application is $5,000.

What can the grant be used for?

Grants are available to access and engage professional business services. These can include:

  • Financial, legal, or other professional advice to support business sustainability, development, and diversification.
  • Strategic planning, financial counselling or business coaching aligned to business development and diversification.
  • Building the business through marketing and communications activities (e.g., content development for web pages, mobile apps, visual and audio media etc.).
  • Digital/technological strategy development.
  • Digital training or re-training and upskilling employees to adapt to new business models.
  • Specialised digital equipment or business specific software to move business operations online (e.g., logistics program for online ordering, etc.)
  • Inventory management systems.
  • Human Resource management systems and strategy.

Is your business eligible?

To be eligible, applicants must be:

  • Small to medium sized businesses (less than 100 employees) registered and located within the Fraser Coast local government area.
  • Made by the business owner and or manager.
  • Holders of an Australian Business Number (ABN) including that of a sole trader, and active as at 29 March 2021.
  • Not be insolvent or have owners or directors that are an undischarged bankrupt.
  • Appropriately insured.

When do you have to apply by?

Application close on 30 June 2021 or until the funding pool of $100,000 has been exhausted.

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