19th May 2020

    The Queensland Government has announced a new Small Business Adaption Grant Program.

    The objective of this program is to support small businesses subject to closure or highly impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19) shutdown restrictions announced by the Queensland Government, to adapt and sustain their operations, and build resilience.

    The program aims to see small and micro businesses:

    • prepare for the safe resumption of trading in the post COVID-19 recovery
    • access digital technologies to rebuild business operations and transition to a new way of doing business
    • respond to online opportunities, where possible, to sustain employment and maintain potential for longer-term growth
    • upskill and reskill business owners and staff to benefit from new technologies or business models
    • embrace business diversification to adapt and sustain operations
    • create or retain employment.


    Up to $10,000 is available. Services Captive Communications can assist you with:

    • building the business through marketing and communications activities, for example, content development (web pages, mobile apps, visual and audio media etc.)
    • digital/technological strategy development
    • digital training or re-training to adapt to new business models


    Eligibility criteria

    To be eligible, the business 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 that business revenue has been significantly impacted 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
    • 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 last financial year
    • have a payroll of less than $1.3 million
    • not be insolvent or have owners/directors that are an undischarged bankrupt.


    Only 1 application will be accepted from an individual ABN or a financial beneficiary of a business.

    Successful applicants cannot reapply for funding under this grant program.

    Applying for the grant

    To apply, complete the following steps:

    1. read the eligibility criteria
    2. read the application guidelines and terms and conditions
    3. apply using the SmartyGrants link:

    Apply now

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