$260 million in lockdown support announced for Queensland businesses

$10,000-$30,000 Covid-19 business support grants in South-East Queensland.

Applications are now open through the Queensland Rural and Industry Development Authority (QRIDA) for the Queensland Government’s recently announced Covid-19 business support grants. The grants aim to support a range of Queensland-headquartered businesses and not-for profit organisations doing it tough in the wake of the 2021 July/August lockdowns and border closures.

Available grants and eligibility

The Queensland Government’s guidelines indicate that you may qualify for one of the below grants depending on the size of your business:

  • A $10,000 grant to small businesses and not-for-profit organisations with annual payroll of less than $1.3 million;
  • A $15,000 grant to medium sized businesses and not-for-profit organisations with annual payroll between $1.3 million and $10 million
  • A $30,000 grant to large sized tourism and hospitality focused businesses and not-for-profit organisations with annual payroll of greater than $10 million.

In addition to the existing grants, a $1,000 one-off grant has also been announced for non-employing sole traders across Queensland.

Full eligibility and supporting evidence criteria for the above-mentioned grants can be found at https://www.business.qld.gov.au/starting-business/advice-support/grants/covid19-support-grants .

How to apply

To apply for a $10,000-$30,000 Business Support grant visit https://applyonline.qrida.qld.gov.au/auth/login to access the QRIDA portal and create a profile. Applications will be processed in the order that they are received and are open now. Further information is also available through the QRIDA portal.

If you require assistance in your application preparation for the business Covid-19 support grant please contact your usual Mazars adviser, the Author or contact one of our specialists via the form below or on +61 7 3218 3900.

Author: Adam Collie

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Update published: 17/08/2021

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