The Queensland Government has announced that it will provide additional grants of up to $10,000 for eligible small or micro businesses who are subject to closure or highly impacted by COVID-19 government restrictions. This is to assist them to adapt and sustain their business. From 1 July 2020 there are grants available for legal or other professional advice to support business sustainability and diversification.
Certain eligibility criteria apply, an applicant must:
• have been subject to closure or otherwise highly impacted by current shutdown restrictions announced by Queensland’s Chief Health Officer on 23 March 2020
• demonstrate you have experienced a minimum 30% decline since 23 March 2020, over a minimum 1-month period due to the onset and management of COVID-19
• employ staff and have fewer than 20 employees at the time of applying for the grant (employees must be on your payroll and does not include the business owner(s))
• have a valid Australian Business Number (ABN) active as at 23 March 2020
• be registered for GST
• have a Queensland headquarters
• have an annual turnover over $75,000 for the 2018–19 or 2019–20 financial year, or you can provide financial records that show this will be met for recently started small businesses
• have a payroll of less than $1.3 million
• not be insolvent or have owners or directors that are an undischarged bankrupt.
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If you believe your business is eligible and would benefit from advice to adapt to changed market conditions, please do not hesitate to contact us for a free 30-minute consultation to discuss your eligibility and how we can help. Funds are limited, so hurry to take advantage of this opportunity for your business.
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Partner – Commercial and Property
Rostron Carlyle Rojas Lawyers