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QLD COVID-19 Business Support Grants

2021 COVID-19 Business Support Grants

For lockdown-impacted businesses in Queensland

Program closes 16 November 2021

Your business or not for profit organisation may be eligible for financial support through the 2021 COVID-19 Business Support Grants, if it has been affected by the August 2021 COVID-19 lockdowns in Queensland.

Applications for the 2021 COVID-19 Business Support Grants opened at 12pm (midday), 16 August and will close on 16 November 2021. All eligible businesses who apply for a grant during the 3-month application period will receive funding.

joint Queensland and Australian Government support package for Queensland businesses has been announced. The package includes support for non-employing sole traders and expands on support for eligible small and medium businesses, and large tourism and hospitality businesses.

Successful applicants will receive the total value of the boosted grants ranging from $1,000 to $30,000 depending on your business or not-for-profit organisation.

Non-employing sole traders update

The online application form will be available in September. Check the eligibility criteria, and register your interest. For queries about the grant for non-employing sole traders, phone the Office of State Revenue on 1300 300 734 and choose option 5.

Available funding

You may be eligible to receive a grant, based on the payroll size of your eligible business or not-for-profit organisation in Queensland. This grant may be used for business expenses.

Business type Payroll size Available funding
Employing Queensland small businesses and not-for-profit organisations less than $1.3 million $10,000
Employing Queensland medium-sized businesses and not-for-profit organisations between $1.3 million and $10 million $15,000
Employing Queensland large-sized tourism and hospitality-focused businesses and not-for-profit organisations more than $10 million $30,000
Non-employing sole traders based in Queensland n/a $1,000

For specific information on who can apply and access to the eligibility checker, visit the Business Queensland website.


Employing businesses: Applications opened at 12pm (midday), 16 August 2021. Completed applications will be processed in the order we receive them.

Non-employing sole traders: Applications are not currently open. The online application form will be available in September 2021.

Don’t miss out

If you have any queries or need any additional support around applying for a 2021 COVID-19 Business Support Grant, please contact the team at Notch Above Bookkeeping on 1300 015 130 before the closing date on 16 November 2021.

Source: Business Queensland

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