Ready, set, apply: another $100 million for small business recovery grants

Hon Annastacia Palaszczuk, Premier and Minister for Trade
Hon Grace Grace MP, Minister for Education, Minister for Industrial Relations & Member for McConnel
Hon Shannon Fentimen, Minister for Employment and Small Business

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Ready, set, apply: another $100 million for small business recovery grants

Queensland small businesses impacted by COVID-19 are set to receive an additional $100 million in support to help them recover.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said a second round of the Small Business COVID-19 Adaption grants of up to $10,000 would be made available from 1 July to help more small businesses survive and maintain and grow their staffing levels.

“Our small business community has spoken, and we have listened and responded as part of the second stage of our Unite and Recover for Queensland Jobs plan,” Ms Palaszczuk said.

“Round one of the Small Business grants received an overwhelming response.

“In the second round, we are allocating half of the funding to support small businesses in South East Queensland and half to regional Queensland.”

Minister for Employment and Small Business Shannon Fentiman said the plan is about supporting our small businesses to create more jobs for Queenslanders.

“Small business owners, including those who had expressed interest in the first round, are encouraged to prepare the required documentation in readiness for grant applications opening on July 1,” Ms Fentiman said.

“They should read the eligibility guidelines now to ensure they have all the documentation ready to submit their application.

Member for McConnel Grace Grace said that small businesses in her electorate will be pleased to hear about the second round of funding grants.

“I know that small business in my electorate have been doing it tough, and that’s why the Palaszczuk Government is doing everything we can to support small business,” Ms Grace said.

“The upfront grants of up to $10,000 will assist those small businesses forced into hibernation, to restructure, significantly change their business operations or move online.

“I encourage all small businesses in my electorate to prepare your applications for grants opening on 1 July.”

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