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.
Carrick Aland has been approved as professional service providers in Western Downs Regional Council’s Business Recovery Planning Initiative. Businesses operating for-profit and located in the WDRC Local Government Area will be eligible to apply for funding for a COVID-19 business recovery consultation session. Apply now.
Impacted farmers in an additional 11 local government areas across Southern and Eastern Queensland will now have access to grants of up to $75,000 to assist with their bushfire recovery.
Grants are available up to a maximum of $250,000 with a 50 per cent cash contribution requirement from applicants. Example projects eligible could include the development of new products or markets, or improved business processes where such investment creates employment.