Small Business Minister Di Farmer

August 13, 2021

Applications for the State Government’s $5000 2021 COVID-19 Business Support grant program will open at noon on Monday (August 16).

Small Business Minister Di Farmer said guidelines and templates were now available for the grant program designed to help small and medium businesses affected by recent lockdowns in Queensland and in other parts of Australia.

“We know businesses have been doing it tough as we take the steps that are necessary to protect Queenslanders from COVID-19,” Minister Farmer said.

“All  the information businesses need to prepare is now available online

“To make the process as straightforward as possible, a template accountant letter has been provided for businesses in addition to guidelines and answers to frequently asked questions.”

Minister Farmer said the application window would stay open for three months and all eligible businesses that applied would receive funding.

“I understand many businesses will want to apply straight away but for those that want to take a bit more time can do so, applications will be open until November 16,” she said.

“If huge numbers of businesses go to the website as the same time on Monday the site may be a little slow. If that happens to you just come back in an hour or two – nobody is going to miss out.

“We are standing up additional teams to process these grants to ensure applications are approved and funds arrive in bank accounts as soon as possible.”

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