2021 COVID-19 Business Support Grants for lockdown-impacted businesses in Queensland

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.

2021 COVID-19 Business Support Grants for lockdown-impacted businesses in Queensland | Business Queensland

Restrictions for Locked Down Areas including Businesses 

Restrictions for Locked Down Areas – South East Queensland | Health and wellbeing | Queensland Government (www.qld.gov.au)

Financial Counselling for Small Business

Please be aware of this free financial counselling service on offer.

To be eligible for the full service, businesses need to meet the following criteria:

  • Have no more than 199 employees;
  • Be experiencing, or at imminent risk of hardship;
  • Not be a start-up business.

For eligible businesses, there is no limit on the time they can spend working with those businesses. 

Where businesses that do not meet the above criteria, they can still provide up to 3 hours of assistance and provide relevant referrals.

Please see https://www.rfcssq.org.au/small-business-assistance/  and they can provide assistance in person or remotely, depending on the needs of the business owner.

Small Business Skills Hub 

The Small Business Skills Hub has been developed by GO1.com with support from the Queensland Government to deliver free online training and learning opportunities for COVID-19 impacted small businesses.

Queensland Small Business Skills Hub (qldskills.com.au)

Deputy Premier Miles announced over the weekend that the Federal Government has agreed to declare the 11 LGA’s currently in lockdown as ‘hotspots.’ This classification, amongst other things, enables disaster payments to workers within particular industries. The paperwork for Queensland workers to claim will be available August 7 at the link below. (Note, QLD info is not yet uploaded)

COVID-19 Disaster Payment – Services Australia

Kate Hewish

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