• Wellness Business Advisor

Qld Govt - $10k Small Business Covid-19 Adaption Grant

The Department of Employment, Small Business and Training has opened applications for a grant of up to a max $10,000 to micro and small businesses who were subject to closure or highly impacted by Covid-19 shutdown restrictions.

What can the grant be used for?

Up to $10,000 in grant funding can be used for any of the following activities occurring from 23 March 2020 onwards (and to be used with 6 months of grant approval date):

  • financial, legal & other professional advice to support sustainability & diversification

  • strategic planning, financial counselling or other business coaching aligned with diversification and development

  • marketing & communication activities

  • digital/technological strategy development

  • digital training/re-training to adapt to new business models

  • capital costs associated with meeting Covid-19 Safe requirements

  • specialised digital equipment or business specific software to move operations online

  • meeting business costs including utilities and rent


  • 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.

Where to apply:


For further information:

For more information about the program and application process, phone 1300 654 687 or email adapt@desbt.qld.gov.au.

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