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UPDATED: Small Business Disaster Recovery Grants

14 June, 2019, Posted By Townsville Chamber

From the 10 June, small businesses in North Queensland affected by the flood event can apply for a single grant payment from the newest recovery grants of up to $10,000.

The Queensland State Government will provide $3 million for up to two years for small businesses who have been impacted by the flood event caused by the Monsoon Trough.

Eligible businesses with fewer than 20 employees (as of 1st of January 2019) can use the funding for activities that rebuild business confidence and increase resilience for future events. The grant is available for businesses who engage a business consultant, mentor, coach or advisory service. Funding may also be available to support the retraining of owners, managers or staff to implement sustainability or recovery plans.

The following activities will not be funded: leasing temporary premises, fees for services or products provided by related parties, shareholder or franchise fees, salaries, general business operating costs (including bookkeeping/accounting and tax returns), purchase of assets or advertising or marketing costs.

For more information on the grant, click here and for application guidelines, click here.

To assist small businesses with finding services that are funded by the grant, the Townsville Chamber has compiled lists of services from our members who may be approached for consulting, mentoring, coaching or advisory services based on the grant criteria. Please find the lists below:

Accounting, Bookkeeping and Financial Services – click here
Education and Training Organisations – click here
Employment, Skills and Recruitment Services – click here
Coaching and Engagement Services – click here
Legal Services – click here

The information in this article was sourced from the State of Queensland through the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training [DEBST] (2019)


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