2021 COVID-19 grants for Queensland businesses
Updated as at 3 August 2021.
|COVID-19 Grants and Support Programs for Individuals and Businesses|
If you’re a Queensland business owner doing it tough because of the latest COVID-19 lockdown, help is at hand.
Queensland businesses affected by the lockdown in South East Queensland (SEQ) and other states have been invited to apply for a Queensland Government grant of $5,000.
The grants are intended to support the cash flow of eligible businesses whose turnover has fallen considerably due to the lockdowns.
Also, financial support will be available for Queensland workers through the federal government’s national COVID-19 Disaster Payment.
More information about the Queensland Government grant, including guidelines and details of how to apply, will be provided by the government in the coming days.
This is what we know at this point:
Who can apply?
The grant is available to Queensland businesses whose turnover, due to the lockdown, falls by at least 30%.
Your business doesn’t have to be located in SEQ, but you must have experienced at least a 30% reduction in turnover as a result of the lockdown.
The grant is available to small and medium businesses, namely those with:
- turnover of more than $75,000 per annum
- annual payroll in Queensland of up to $10 million.
It’s also available to large businesses in the hospitality and tourism sector operating in the 11 local government areas under lockdown, namely:
- Brisbane City Council
- Gold Coast City Council
- Ipswich City Council
- Lockyer Valley Regional Council
- Logan City Council
- Moreton Bay Regional Council
- Noosa Shire Council
- Redland City Council
- Scenic Rim Regional Council
- Somerset Regional Council
- Sunshine Coast Regional Council.
How much is available?
Eligible businesses can apply for a one-off grant of $5,000 (excluding GST).
What can the grant be used for?
The grant can be used for “business expenses”. The state government is likely to specify these in the coming days.
When do applications open?
Applications open in mid-August. The state government will confirm the exact date in the coming days.
How do I apply?
Businesses will need to apply online with supporting evidence. The state government will supply more details in the coming days.
COVID-19 Disaster Payment
This payment is intended to support workers in every state and territory who lose hours due to a state government lockdown or public health order.
The weekly payment varies according to the hours of work lost, as follows:
|Work lost per week||Weekly payment|
|20 hours or more||$750|
|8 to less than 20 hours, or a full day||$450|
For more information on the business support grant and disaster payment in QLD and other states, visit:
- Queensland Government’s 2021 COVID-19 Business Support Grants web page.
- Services Australia’s COVID-19 Disaster Payment web page.
- Additional Support Announced for Victorian Businesses
As mentioned above, more information about the business support grant, including guidelines and details of how to apply, will be provided by the state government in the coming days.
In the meantime, please know that we’re here to help you. Though our Queensland offices are temporarily closed, the Modoras team is still available to answer your questions, provide advice, and offer support.
Applying for a government support grant can be daunting. If you need help with your grant application, we can assist.
We can help you confirm your eligibility for assistance, prepare your funding application, or simply give you advice.
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