Regional practices could benefit from COVID-19 Adaption Grant Program

14 May 2021

COVID grant

Small regional and rural practices that experienced a decline in business due to COVID-19 shutdowns or restrictions may be eligible for between $2,000 and $10,000 in State Government grants.

The objective of this program is to support small businesses subject to closure or highly impacted by the COVID-19 shutdown restrictions announced by the Queensland Government, to adapt and sustain their operations, and build resilience.

In recognition of the significant impacts of COVID-19 on small businesses, the funding can be used towards a number of activities.

To be eligible, your business must:

  • have been subject to closure or otherwise highly impacted by current shutdown restrictions announced by Queensland's Chief Health Officer on 23 March 2020;
  • have experienced a minimum 30 per cent decline since 23 March 2020, over a minimum one-month period due to the onset and management of COVID-19;
  • employ staff and have fewer than 20 employees at the time of applying for the grant (employees must be on your payroll and does not include the business owner(s));
  • have a valid Australian Business Number (ABN) active as at 23 March 2020;
  • be registered for GST;
  • have a Queensland headquarters;
  • have an annual turnover over $75,000 for the 2018–19 or 2019–20 financial years, or you can provide financial records that show this will be met for recently started small businesses;
  • have a payroll of less than $1.3 million; and
  • not be insolvent or have owners or directors that are an undischarged bankrupt.

To find out more and check your practice’s eligibility for this grant, please visit the Small Business COVID-19 Adaption Grant Program.

Published: 14 May 2021