Grants

Do you hate filling out paperwork and whenever you find a grant you qualify for it closes in a couple of days and you just don’t have enough time to complete it. Well you no longer have to feel that way.

MY TOP 5 TIPS FOR APPLYING FOR GRANTS

Who doesn’t like free money?

Grants can be a minefield

Even if you find one, it is not guaranteed that you will be successful. You need to meet the criteria and apply at the right time to be approved.

My Top 5 Grant Tips are:

  1. Research and apply for the right grant
  2. Spend the time
  3. Plan and Collate
  4. Link all the questions with the same story
  5. Seek help early and get an external opinion, either to write the grant for you or review what you have done, as well as completing  the acquittal

I have a 70% success rate with grants! Work with me to get your grant across the finish line. Get on track, back yourself and apply for that grant today!

Grants to help your business

Do you want to undertake digital planning and improve your digital capabilities to make your business more competitive in 2019?

Who doesn’t love a grant in Queensland?

Do you need new funding to assist with your digital strategy or novel idea?

Are you a small business looking to access new digital technologies and services?

Who doesn’t  like free  money?

This grant is for you.

  • Grant success with over $365K in approved grants and 30 happy customers
  • 70% strike rate with grants.
  • Contact Adam if you need assistance with your strategy and assistance with writing your grant

New Digital Grant Opens in Queensland

  • The Small Business Digital Grant Round 7 opens 11 November and closes at 5pm on 10 Dec 2019.
  • It’s on again, a $10K digital grant towards online strategies and initiatives.
  • If you have a budget of $10K+ this year for digital marketing than you need to act on this NOW to get up to $10K matched funding.

The digital technology or service must fall under one of four identified priority areas:

  • Content development (web pages, mobile apps, visual and audio media etc.)
  • Receiving payments or selling online
  • Specialised digital technology or software (business specific)
  • Digital planning, digital marketing strategy development, and digital training

To be eligible the business must have:

  • Fewer than 20 employees
  • ABN & be registered for GST
  • Have QLD headquarters
  • Turnover of $2M or less
  • Not be insolvent

Details Digital Grant Queensland Opens 11 November 2019

The Small Business Entrepreneur  Grants Program in Queensland  opens 11 November 2019 and close 10 December 2019.

Do you want to undertake digital planning and improve your digital capabilities to make your business more competitive in 2020?

You, could access the following services and get help with funding for:

  • Purchase software
  • Services (Digital Coaching)
  • receiving payments or selling online
  • digital planning, digital marketing strategy development, and digital training
  • specialised digital technology and/or business specific software
  • content development (web pages, mobile apps, visual and audio media etc.)

A grant up to $10,000 (matched by participants) is available to help small businesses purchase of hardware, software and services (such as digital coaching). The minimum grant funding is $1,000. The business must show how the digital technology or service purchased and adopted will enhance the digital capabilities of their business and help them to be more competitive and employ more staff.

To be eligible the business must:

  • Have turnover of $2 million or less in last Financial year
  • Have fewer than 20 employees
  • Have an ABN and registered for GST
  • Have a QLD HQ
  • Not be insolvent

Improve your digital capabilities?

Small Business Digital Grant

The project must show: –

  1. how it will significantly enhance the digital capabilities of the business
  2. how they will impact on the growth of the business (be more competitive and employ more staff). Note your expected growth must be realistic and probable. You may be asked to provide evidence in this regard.

The digital technology or service must fall under one of four identified priority areas:

  1. Receiving payments or selling online
  2. Digital planning, digital marketing strategy development, and digital training
  3. Specialised digital technology and/or business specific software
  4. Content development (web pages, mobile apps, visual and audio media etc.)

What won’t be funded?

  • Projects with a total cost less than $2 000 will not be funded, as the minimum grant funding amount that can be provided is $1 000
  • Travel costs for any party
  • Services delivered in-kind (funding will only cover services paid for via a financial transaction)
  • Fees for services provided by related parties (such as companies with common shareholdings or directorship with the applicant, and employees or immediate family of the applicant)
  • Franchise fees or related costs
  • Direct-selling businesses (where sales of another business’ goods or services are made in the customer’s home, work or other meeting place through methods such as party plan and network marketing)
  • Maintenance of existing digital technologies
  • Website hosting as a stand-alone cost. Website hosting will be covered up to 12 months if it is part of a new website build or upgrade, but it is not eligible as a stand-alone cost
  • Purchase of non-project related assets such as stock
  • Salaries
  • General business operating costs (including bookkeeping/accounting and tax returns)
  • Paid advertising campaigns e.g. Google AdWords, Facebook advertising or similar expenses. The grant can cover the development of an online marketing plan but not the actual advertising cost
  • Retrospective payments for expenses incurred prior to grant funding approval date or work already undertaken.

Do you have the right digital partner?

  • Having the correctly structurally quote with the right criteria is key
  • Ensure they meet the criteria
  • The application must include:
    • a detailed quote for the digital technology or service for which you are seeking
    • funding
    • a clear outline of how the digital technology or service will enhance the digital
    • capabilities of the business and make the business more competitive
    • details of the impact the digital technology or service will have on the business, for
    • example revenue growth, cost savings, time savings, employment outcomes
    • a declaration of employee head count
    • confirmation and breakdown of your matched financial contribution.
  • If you will be using a consultant to deliver a service, a project proposal and quote from the consultant must be submitted with your application and should include:
    • the services the consultant will provide, including a breakdown of key activities
    • delivery timeframes – up to three months (proposals over three months will not be funded)
    • consultant/service delivery costs
    • the names of the key people who will undertake the project work.

Praise for Carmalk Consulting

  • Thanks so much, Adam for working with us on the Small Business Digital Grant. You made the process simple, gave great guidance and we are so thrilled as we were SUCCESSFUL. This grant will be put to great use and we are so excited to be able to launch our product in the New Year. Thanks again Adam for all your hard work.

    David Dugan Abundance Global | CEO
  • Adam has been more than helpful with helping my businesses with the grants process. He has taken extra time and care to ensure the proposal was written in the best possible way. Would highly recommend Adam.

    Bettina McLeod Sirens Swimwear | CEO
  • I engaged Adam to help us with the grant application and we had a successful outcome for the application. On top of that, Adam has been helpful to provide inputs for our business as well as making introduction to his network, that could help with our business. I highly recommend him for his works.

    Jason Tan NorthHem Pty Ltd | Managing Director
  • Carmalk Consulting where efficient, professional and very helpful, and really went over and beyond to help me apply for a grant, even while I was overseas travelling. I highly recommend them.

    Allison Shreeve Fusion HQ | Managing Director

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