Last Updated 12pm Tuesday 30/6/20

A second round of the extremely popular Queensland Small Business COVID-19 Adaption Grant Program opens on 1 July 2020. 

This grant of up to $10,000 is now available for a limited time for small businesses that were forced into “hibernation”.

Applications open 1 July 2020 but will close when funding has been exhausted, so it won’t last long!

The grants can be used for: 

  • financial, legal other professional advice;
  • strategic planning, financial counselling or business coaching;
  • marketing and communications activities;
  • digital or technology training or strategy development
  • specialised digital equipment or business-specific software to help move the business online
  • capital costs associated with meeting COVID-19 SAFE requirements
  • meeting business costs, including utilities, rent, rates, insurance, etc

There is no requirement for the business to match the funding (or co-fund) for this scheme.

To be eligible, the business must:

  • have been subject to closure or otherwise highly impacted by current shutdown restrictions announced by Queensland’s Chief Health Officer on 23 March 2020
  • demonstrate that business revenue has been significantly impacted (at least a 30% decline) since 23 March 2020 over a minimum 1-month period due to the onset and management of COVID-19
  • employ staff and have fewer than 20 employees at the time of applying for the grant (not including business owners)
  • have a valid Australian Business Number (ABN) active as at 23 March 2020
  • be registered for GST
  • have a Queensland headquarters
  • have an annual turnover over $75,000 for the 2018-19 or 2019-20 financial years (an alternative is available for recently started businesses)
  • have a payroll of less than $1.3 million
  • not be insolvent or have owners/directors that are an undischarged bankrupt.
  • not have been a successful applicant in Round 1 of the program.

More information about the Program can be found on these links: