In an effort to make Queensland the place to be for small business, three new grants programs worth $25 million over two years have been announced by the Queensland Government.

The announcement comes during Small Business Month; the theme of which is ‘bounce back better’.

“Small businesses are the lifeblood of our economy and are a vital part of the Palaszczuk Government’s economic recovery plan to get more Queenslanders into jobs,” said the Minister for Employment and Small Business, Di Farmer.

It’s hoped the new grants will assist more businesses to recover following the challenges brought upon by the Covid-19 pandemic. “We’ve already helped tens of thousands of businesses through COVID-19 and these new grants will assist more businesses to recover and pursue opportunities to grow and employ more people” said Minister Farmer.

Key dates for grants

Business Basics

Guidelines/FAQs available – 17 May 2021

Applications open –31 May

Business Boost

Guidelines FAQs/available – mid July 2021

Applications open – late July 2021

Business Growth Fund

Guidelines/FAQs available – 1 May 2021

Eligibility tool available – 5 May 2021

Applications open – 11 May 2021

To read the full statement and for more information visit https://statements.qld.gov.au/statements/92000