$20 million sent to Queensland small businesses

By Chris Whiting

06 September 2021

More than $20 million from the Palaszczuk Government’s COVID-19 Business Support Grants is now in the pockets of small business across Queensland, said Chris Whiting MP.

The $600 million program, jointly funded by the Palaszczuk and Commonwealth Governments, is still open and provides grants of up to $30,000 to businesses impacted by Queensland lockdowns. 

“Small businesses like hairdressers, beauty salons, gyms, cafes and restaurants which were hit hard by the COVID lockdown have been the biggest applicants so far,” said Chris Whiting MP

“Remember, any eligible business that applies will receive the grant.

Applications will be open until November 16 so there is plenty of time to get your paperwork in.

“The COVID-19 Business Support Grants are just one element of the Palaszczuk Government’s $14.2 billion COVID-19 Economic Recovery Plan.

“There is other support for businesses including $10,000 cleaning rebates for exposure sites, and $50 million worth of support for tourism and hospitality businesses.

“This is in addition to nearly $200 million COVID adaption support grants, nearly $1 billion in Jobs Support loans, $950 million in payroll tax relief, and $140 million in our Big Plans for Small Business package.

“I encourage all businesses to visit www.business.qld.gov.au or call our 24/7 Small Business Hotline, to make sure they’re taking full advantage of the support available,” said Chris Whiting MP.

The COVID-19 Business Support Grants will remain open until 16 November 2021, with all eligible applicants to receive funding.

For more information on eligibility and how to apply, visit Business Queensland’s business recovery page or contact the Small Business Hotline on 1300 654 687.

More than $20 million from the Palaszczuk Government’s COVID-19 Business Support Grants is now in the pockets of small business across Queensland, said Chris Whiting MP.

The $600 million program, jointly funded by the Palaszczuk and Commonwealth Governments, is still open and provides grants of up to $30,000 to businesses impacted by Queensland lockdowns. 

“Small businesses like hairdressers, beauty salons, gyms, cafes and restaurants which were hit hard by the COVID lockdown have been the biggest applicants so far,” said Chris Whiting MP

“Remember, any eligible business that applies will receive the grant.

Applications will be open until November 16 so there is plenty of time to get your paperwork in.

“The COVID-19 Business Support Grants are just one element of the Palaszczuk Government’s $14.2 billion COVID-19 Economic Recovery Plan.

“There is other support for businesses including $10,000 cleaning rebates for exposure sites, and $50 million worth of support for tourism and hospitality businesses.

“This is in addition to nearly $200 million COVID adaption support grants, nearly $1 billion in Jobs Support loans, $950 million in payroll tax relief, and $140 million in our Big Plans for Small Business package.

“I encourage all businesses to visit www.business.qld.gov.au or call our 24/7 Small Business Hotline, to make sure they’re taking full advantage of the support available,” said Chris Whiting MP.

The COVID-19 Business Support Grants will remain open until 16 November 2021, with all eligible applicants to receive funding.

For more information on eligibility and how to apply, visit Business Queensland’s business recovery page or contact the Small Business Hotline on 1300 654 687.