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Small businesses will be able to apply for $10,000


By Juliano Oliveira

Small businesses owners affected by COVID-19 will be able to apply for grants of up to $10,000 in Queensland.

As a plan of economic recovery, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has announced an additional $100 million for the second round of grants regarding small businesses.

The quantity will be made available from next month, according to the State Government.

“Round one of the Small Business grants received an overwhelming response,” Ms Palaszczuk said.

“In the second round, we are prioritising regional areas and allocating half of the funding to support small businesses in regional Queensland.”

Minister for Employment and Small Business Shannon Fentiman said the plan is about supporting small businesses to create more jobs for Queenslanders.

“Small business owners, including those who had expressed interest in the first round, are encouraged to prepare the required documentation in readiness for grant applications opening on July 1,” Ms Fentiman said.

“They should read the eligibility guidelines now to ensure they have all the documentation ready to submit their application.

“First round grants have been approved for businesses right across the state from the south-east corner to the Douglas Shire in the far north and west to Goondiwindi and Longreach.

“The upfront grants of up to $10,000 will assist those small businesses forced into hibernation, to restructure, significantly change their business operations or move online.”

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