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Accelerate Growth Grant set to close

The Queensland Government recently announced its intention to close the popular Accelerate Growth Grants on 27 March 2018 and not accept any new applications.  This grant, open to small businesses with less than 20 employees, provides access up to $10,000 match funded to engage business advisers to support business owners to grow, develop further skills and embrace new opportunities.

Business owners may continue to apply for the Accelerate Growth Grant under the original criteria up until 27 March 2018.

A replacement program, also announced today is called the Business Growth Fund Program and will be open for applications from 28 March 2018. The eligibility criteria for the new program is wider with it targeting assistance for small and medium businesses (less than 50 employees) that demonstrate high-growth and employment aspirations.

Hanrick Curran advisers can assist in a wide range of ways to deliver support for businesses to achieve growth.  If you are not sure which areas you need to focus on to build a better business, take our short business improvement survey and then discuss with your Hanrick Curran adviser the better business program that could be funded by the Accelerate Growth Grant.  To secure qualification under the original Grant guidelines, an application, business plan and proposal needs to be submitted prior to 5pm 27 March 2018.

For further information about Hanrick Curran’s Better Business Program, the Accelerate Growth Grant or request a Business Plan template please speak with your usual Hanrick Curran adviser or Matthew BeasleyNathanael LeeAngela WintonStephen Brake, Robert Pitt or Scott Hutton.

Please note that this publication is intended to provide a general summary and should not be relied upon as a substitute for personal advice.

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