Grants open for local entrepreneurs

The Small Business Entrepreneur Grants Program is now open for applications and Chris Whiting wants local small businesses to take up this opportunity.


Local entrepreneurs can get up to $5000 in matched funding to help give their business a boost, said Chris Whiting.


“The funding can be used for professional advice and support for business planning, marketing strategy development, as well as social media and digital strategies, research, mentoring and coaching,” Chris Whiting said.


“We know that a strong small business sector means a growing economy to deliver even more jobs for Bancroft.


“Earlier this year $840,000 in Small Business Entrepreneur Grants was dispersed to 237 small businesses throughout the state to get professional advice and support.


“Last year, Paula Burgess and Michelle Currie from our community were very worthy recipients from the 2016-17 Small Business Entrepreneur Grants.

“It is the critical early stages of developing a business that is so important to success, and these funds can contribute to accessing the support businesses need to start, grow and thrive,” Chris Whiting said.

Round four applications open on 15 November and close at 5pm on 13 December 2018, so get in quick.


For further information, visit or email or phone 13 QGOV (13 74 68).

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