Queensland small businesses can now apply for a up to $10,000 grant.

The package was announced as part of Queensland’s Economic Recovery Strategy: Unite and Recover for Queensland Jobs.

The new grants program was developed to assist those small businesses forced into hibernation, to restructure or to significantly change their business operations or move online.

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.

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 our small businesses include:

  • Six-month rent relief for govt building tenants
  • Land tax relief for commercial property owners which must be passed onto tenants in the form of rent relief
  • Payroll tax relief – 2 month refund, 3 month holiday, 6 month deferral – most businesses will not pay payroll tax for 2020
  • $500 energy rebates for small and medium sized businesses
  • $500 million in interest free loans
  • Waiving of liquor licence fees
  • Free one on one mentoring
  • Free business resilience workshops at TAFE
  • 15 free online TAFE courses available through Jobs Finder portal

Applications are open now and will close when funding has been exhausted.

For information on how to apply and eligibility, visit www.business.qld.gov.au