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May 20, 2020

QLD Announces Small Business Adaption Grant Program

QLD Announces Small Business Adaption Grant Program

The Queensland Government has announced this week $10,000 adaption grant program, designed to help prepare small and micro businesses to get back on their feet post COVID-19.

The program is designed to support the development of online opportunities, embrace business diversification and to sustain ongoing operations, given the change in business landscape as a result of the pandemic.

The Grant is only open to the first 10,000 applicants.

How will it help?

The funding aims to help small and micro businesses in the following ways:

  • Prepare for the safe trading post COVID-19
  • Utilize online opportunities to sustain employment and maintain potential for long term growth
  • Embrace business diversification to adapt and sustain operations ongoing
  • Create or retain employment
  • Upskill and reskill businesses owners and employees to benefit from new technology and business models

Are you eligible?

To qualify, Queensland businesses must:

  • Have been significantly impacted by the current shutdown restrictions
  • Demonstrate business revenue has been significantly impacted over a 1-month period
  • Employ staff and have fewer than 20 employees
  • Have a valid ABN
  • Be registered for GST
  • Have QLD headquarters
  • Have an annual turnover of over $75,5000 for the last financial year
  • Have payroll less than $1.3 million
  • Not be insolvent

Only 1 application will be accepted from individual ABN or financial beneficiary of a business.

Further requirements and more information can be found on the QLD Business website here.

What can the funds be used for?

  • Financial, legal or other professional advice
  • Strategic planning, financial counselling and business coaching
  • Digital/technological strategy development
  • Digital training or retraining to help adapt to new business models
  • Capital costs related to safe practice requirements
  • Specialized digital equipment
  • Meeting business costs (such as utilities and rent)
  • Building business through marketing and communication activities

How do I apply?

Click through to the SmartGrants portal here.

Want to know more?

As Government stimulus measures are frequently changing, we are continually updating and creating new tools and information for you. To review the latest materials on COVID-19, please click here. This page will be regularly updated, so please check back in from time to time.

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We’re here to support you through the changes. From making the most of the stimulus initiatives, through to managing the risks associated with the impact of the Coronavirus, the Modoras team is here to help you build a resilient business. Make well-informed business decisions; contact us on 1300 888 803 book a catch up with a Modoras professional.

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