2021 COVID-19 Business Support Grants

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2021 COVID-19 Business Support Grants

Was your business affected by the latest lockdowns?

The Commonwealth and Queensland Government have reached a dollar-for-dollar agreement that boosts the grants available to businesses right across the state from $5,000 to between $10,000 - $30,000!

Eligibility criteria and other conditions

Applications are open to small and medium businesses, not for profit organisations, and large tourism and hospitality businesses across Queensland affected by the August 2021 COVID-19 lockdowns.

Businesses or not for profit organisations do not have to be located in one of the lockdown areas to be eligible. Those located outside the lockdown areas are eligible to apply if they can demonstrate an income reduction of 30% or more over a nominated 7-day period (including at least 1 full day of a lock down event) compared against the same 7-day period in 2019.

Find out if your business is eligible for these grants


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Please read all the key documents and information about the grants


Applications are open and will be for the next 3 months - ending 16th of November

All eligible businesses who apply for a grant during the 3-month application period will receive funding which may be spent on any business expenses, and as such you don't need supplier quotes to support your application.

You'll need supporting information and evidence for your application

You will need to apply online with supporting evidence through the Queensland Rural and Industry Development Authority (QRIDA) portal. Supporting evidence includes, but is not limited to, the following items:

  • Evidence of a reduction in turnover of 30% or more by direct/indirect impact from the designated lockdowns,
  • Demonstrate that you employ staff,
  • Show your annual payroll and annual turnover, and;
  • Verify your trading location.

Full grant information available here:


Economic support is also now available for non-employing sole traders

A $1,000 one-off grant for non-employing sole traders across Queensland has been announced. Applications are not currently open and details for this grant will be made available in the coming days.

Express interest in applying for the $1,000 grant: qldtreasury.syd1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8p6Pl1s2QbI7hUq

We encourage all businesses and not for profit organisations to visit the 'Business Queensland' Government website to make sure you’re taking advantage of the range of support available.

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