Use this opportunity to improve your business’ Safety and Health Management System by:
- Undertake a Safety and Health Management System Compliance Audit.
- Undertaking a Risk Assessment of your entire business and its activities i.e. Baseline Risk Assessment as required by law.
- Have a Safety and Health Management System improvement plan formulated to improve your system and protect you and your workers.
The Queensland Government has announced the launch of the $100 million Small Business Adaption Grants program which provides grants of up to $10,000 to Queensland small businesses to help them counter the impacts of COVID-19.This program forms part of the $500 million Worker Assistance Package, and also Queensland’s Economic Recovery Strategy: Unite and Recover for Queensland Jobs, which was also announced today.
The program aims to support subject to closure or highly impacted by COVID-19 shutdown restrictions to adapt and sustain their operations and build resilience. The funding can be used towards financial, legal or other professional advice.
Applications are open now and will close when funding has been exhausted.
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.
Further details on the program and how to apply are available at: www.business.qld.gov.au/adaption-grant