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Round 2 of the Small Business COVID-19 Adaption Grant Program opens 1 July 2020

The Queensland Government is extending the Small Business COVID-19 Adaption Grant Program. As part of Stage 2 of Queensland's Economic Recovery Strategy – Unite and Recover for Queensland Jobs, up to $100 million is being made available to deliver a second round of grants, with half of this funding specifically earmarked for regional small businesses located outside of South East Queensland.

Round 2 will open on 1 July 2020.

The funding aims to support small businesses that have been highly impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19) shutdown restrictions announced by the Queensland Government, to adapt and sustain their operations, and build resilience.

The available grant amount is a minimum of $2,000 up to a maximum of $10,000 per eligible small or micro business. The funding can be used towards the following:

  • financial, legal or other professional advice to support business sustainability and diversification

  • continuing to meet business operational costs including utilities, council rates, rent, telecommunication charges, insurance fees, licensing or franchise fees

  • strategic planning, financial counselling or business coaching aligned to business development and diversification

  • building the business through marketing and communications activities (e.g. content development – web pages, mobile apps, visual and audio media etc.)

  • digital/technological strategy development

  • digital training or re-training and up-skilling employees to adapt to new business models

  • capital costs associated with meeting COVID-19 safety requirements

  • specialised digital equipment or business specific software to move business operations online (e.g. logistics program for online ordering).

The Small Business COVID-19 Adaption Grant Program applications will be processed on a 'first come, first served' basis, and therefore not all applications will be successful.

For full details of the eligibility requirements and application process visit the Business Queensland website.

Get in touch to learn how Hello Muse can assist your business under The Small Business COVID-19 Adaption Grant Program and to obtain your tailored proposal.


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