The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk
Premier and Minister for Trade
Queensland small businesses impacted by COVID-19 are set to receive an additional $100 million in support to help them recover.
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said a second round of the Small Business COVID-19 Adaption grants of up to $10,000 would be made available from next month to help more small businesses survive and maintain and grow their staffing levels.
“Our small business community has spoken, and we have listened and responded as part of the second stage of our Unite and Recover for Queensland Jobs plan,” Ms Palaszczuk said.
“Round one of the Small Business grants received an overwhelming response.
“In the second round, we are prioritising regional areas and allocating half of the funding to support small businesses in regional Queensland.”
Minister for Employment and Small Business Shannon Fentiman said the plan is about supporting our small businesses to create more jobs for Queenslanders.
“Small business owners, including those who had expressed interest in the first round, are encouraged to prepare the required documentation in readiness for grant applications opening on July 1,” Ms Fentiman said.
“They should read the eligibility guidelines now to ensure they have all the documentation ready to submit their application.
“First round grants have been approved for businesses right across the state from the south-east corner to the Douglas Shire in the far north and west to Goondiwindi and Longreach.
“The upfront grants of up to $10,000 will assist those small businesses forced into hibernation, to restructure, significantly change their business operations or move online.”