Helping hand for small business in $100m package
The package was announced as part of Queensland’s Economic Recovery Strategy: Unite and Recover for Queensland Jobs.
Minister for Employment and Small Business Shannon Fentiman said the new Small Business Adaption Grants would assist businesses impacted by COVID-19 to be more resilient and recover.
“Small businesses, including micro businesses, can apply for a share in the grants program to help pay for financial, legal or other professional advice, marketing and communications activities and digital or technology strategy development.
“The grants can also be used to buy specialised digital equipment or business specific software to help move the business online.
“Many events, workplaces, classes and sales have moved online and small businesses need to make sure they have the tools and resources to be competitive in these challenging times.
“We also realise that businesses may not currently have the financial resources to co-fund, so we won’t require matched funding which will better support our local businesses.”
The Small Business Adaption Grants will be funded through the $500 million Worker Assistance Package, which includes rapid delivery of projects to assist those who have lost their jobs or income and small businesses adversely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Assistance currently available for small businesses include:
Applications are open now and will close when funding has been exhausted.
The $100 million support package includes $96 million in Small Business Adaption Grants and $4 million in new training for business. More information on this will be available soon.
For information on how to apply and eligibility, visit