$5,000 grants available to support home-based entrepreneurs

Member for Nudgee, Leanne Linard today urged Nudgee parents operating a business from home to apply for a new state government grant.

Ms Linard said local businesses may be eligible for grants of up to $5,000 through the Palaszczuk Government’s Entrepreneurs of Tomorrow Home-Based Business Program.

“This grant program is a great opportunity for local home-based businesses to get the right business advice to grow or establish their business,” she said.

“If you’re a stay-at-home parent thinking of starting a new home-based business, or are currently running one, this program can help you get the necessary advice and support to succeed.

“With more than 4,000 small businesses in Nudgee we know how important they are for our local economy and employment.

“The program will provide home-based business owners with the support they need to make their business a success, while keeping a healthy balance between work and family life.”

Ms Linard said $1 million had been committed over three years to provide up to $5,000 to successful applicants.

To be eligible for the grant, home-based business owners must have a least one child under the age of 12 residing in care for 50% of the time or more, be an Australian resident, have an Australian Business Number (ABN), and be based in Queensland.

Grants of up to $2500 may be provided to stay-at-home parents to assist them to engage a consultant for professional advice, to help establish or develop a home-based business.

Successful recipients may then be eligible for matching grant funding (dollar-for-dollar) of up to a further $2500 to make improvements or establish the business.

Applications open Monday 24 August 2015.

More information is available at

Media contact: Nudgee Electorate office 07 3638 7100

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