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Small Business Adaption Grant

As part of the Worker Assistance Package, the Small Business Adaption Grant Program assists those small businesses in Queensland who have been forced into hibernation, or those who have experienced a significant structural adjustment or forced re-pivoting of their business operations. The objective of the Program is to support small businesses subject to closure or highly impacted by the COVID-19 shutdown restrictions to adapt and sustain their operations, and build resilience.

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

  • financial, legal or other professional advice to support business sustainability and diversification;
  • strategic planning, financial counselling or business coaching aligned to business sustainability and diversification;
  • building the business through marketing and communications activities, such as content development (web pages, mobile apps, visual and audio media etc.);
  • digital/technological strategy development;
  • digital training or re-training to adapt to new business models;
  • capital costs associated with meeting COVID-19 safe requirements;
  • specialised digital equipment or business specific software to move business operations online (e.g. logistics program for online ordering); and
  • meeting business costs, including utilities, rent.

Please note that grant funds can be used towards any of the above activities occurring from 23 March 2020 onwards, keeping in mind that the project must be completed within a maximum of six months from the date of approval. Applying small and micro businesses must meet the eligibility and assessment criteria to be considered.

Links to the eligibility guidelines, details of what the grants can be used for and the application are set out below.

Small Business Adaption Grant Guidelines

Small Business Adaption Grant Terms and Conditions

Small Business Adaption Grant FAQs

To submit an application for the Small Business Adaption Grant Program, please follow the link below.