Update 4 August
Your business may be eligible for financial support through the 2021 COVID-19 Business Support Grants. $5,000 grants will be made available to small and medium businesses across Queensland affected by the COVID-19 lockdown that commenced on Saturday 31 July 2021 and lockdowns in other states.
You may be eligible to receive a grant of $5,000 (excluding GST). This grant may be used for business expenses.
The grant provides support to employing small and medium businesses across Queensland impacted by the South East Queensland lockdown that commenced on 31 July 2021. Your business doesn't have to be located in South East Queensland, but you must have experienced at least a 30% reduction in turnover as a result of the lockdown.
Grants are also available for large businesses in the hospitality and tourism sector operating in the 11 local government areas in the lockdown, subject to meeting eligibility criteria.
Small and medium businesses are defined as having:
a turnover of more than $75,000 per annum
an annual payroll in Queensland of up to $10 million.
Local government areas subject to lockdown restrictions are:
Brisbane City Council
Gold Coast City Council
Ipswich City Council
Lockyer Valley Regional Council
Logan City Council
Moreton Bay Regional Council
Noosa Shire Council
Redland City Council
Scenic Rim Regional Council
Somerset Regional Council
Sunshine Coast Regional Council.
More information on eligibility criteria will be available in the coming days.
How to apply
Applications will open in mid-August.
You will need to apply online with supporting evidence. Grants will be processed in the order they are received.
You will be paid the grant funds within 2 weeks of being notified that your application has been approved.
More information on how to apply, including the opening date for applications, will be available in the coming days.
Click the link below to access all the latest information on Grant funding and how to apply.
Source and credit: Business.qld.gov.au
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