$5,000 grants will be made available to small and medium businesses across Queensland affected by the COVID-19 lockdown that commenced on Saturday 31 July 2021 and lockdowns in other states.
An extension to the government’s apprenticeship wage subsidy program for another 12 months has been announced.
Employers wanting to claim JobKeeper payments from 28 September will need to reassess their eligibility and prove that turnover has declined. Some businesses that did not qualify for the original JobKeeper payments may find that they now qualify for the new JobKeeper payments.
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Two-thirds of Aussie businesses have suffered a decrease in business revenue compared to last year, with more than three in every 10 estimating that drop to have exceeded 50 per cent, according to the ABS Business Impacts of COVID-19 Survey results for June 2020.
Council will extend the Business Recovery Planning Initiative and will offer a second round of free consultation sessions to local businesses. Applications reopen on 1 July 2020. WDRC will reimburse professional service providers up to $605 for each business consult so business owners are supported at this critical time in their recovery.
⚠️ The QLD Government’s Small Business COVID-19 Adaption Grant Program Round 2 opens 1 July 2020. To get ready to submit an application, save the date and read on. Hurry! The first round closed fast.
The objective of this program is to support small businesses subject to closure or highly impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19) shutdown restrictions announced by the Queensland Government, to adapt and sustain their operations, and build resilience.