QLD Small Business COVID-19 Adaption Grant Program

The Queensland Government has just released a COVID-19 Adaption Grant Program, with the objective to support small businesses in Queensland subject to closure or highly impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19) shutdown restrictions.

The QLD Small Business COVID-19 Adaption Grant Program, aims to support small businesses to adapt and sustain their operations, and to build resilience. 

In summary, the Adaption Grant Program aims to:

Available Grant Funding  

Up to a maximum of $10,000 per eligible small or micro business, is available under the COVID-19 Adaption Grant Program.

In recognition of the significant impacts of COVID-19 on small businesses, the funding can be used towards the following activities;

Note: COVID-19 Adaption Grant funds can be used towards any of the above listed activities occurring from 23 March 2020 onwards, keeping in mind the project must be completed within a maximum of 6 months from the date of approval.


Once the program budget has been fully allocated, applications for the COVID-19 Adaption Grant Program will close.

it is estimated that approximatelt 10,000 small businesses will be supported through this program.

Eligibility Criteria

Applying small and micro businesses must meet the eligibility and assessment criteria to be considered for grant funding.

To be eligible the business must:

Note: Only 1 application will be accepted from an individual ABN or a financial beneficiary of a business. Successful applicants cannot re-apply for funding under this Grant Program.

Applying for the COVID-19 Adaption Grant

To apply, complete the following steps:

  1. Read the eligibilty criteria
  2. Read the appication guidelines, terms and conditions, and frequently asked questions (FAQs)
  3. Apply using the SmartyGrants link

COVID-19 Adapation Grant Assessment Process

In addition to meeting the eligibility criteria, applications will be assessed against the following:

COVID-19 Adaption Grant Payments
Funding will be paid upon your approval of your grant application.

Within 1 month of completing the project, applicants must:

  1. Complete and submit an Acquittal Report through SmartyGrants
  2. Submit copies of Supplier Invoices and proof of purchase for the total project cost

Grant recipients may be subjected to a random audit by DESBT to ensure that the information provided is true and correct. Where it is found that false or misleading information has been provided, penalties may apply, including refunding to DESBT some or all of the grant funding.


The team at BizWhiz Business Solutions are experienced with Government Grant Funding Applications and Reporting. If you would like assistance with your COVID-19 Adaption Grant Fund application please contact BizWhiz Business Solutions on 1300 883 045 or 07 5391 9300

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