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Queensland Government Recovery Grants


Queensland, recovery grants

‘Extraordinary Disaster Recovery Grants’ are now available to assist directly impacted businesses and primary producers with the costs of clean-up and reinstatement after the severe storms and rains in SEQ between 24 December 2023 and 3 January 2024. The Grants apply to the Gold Coast, Logan and Scenic Rim.

ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE

The Grants are up to $50,000 for small businesses and $75,000 for primary producers.

Providing the applicant is eligible, and the required documentation is supplied, the initial claim is up to $10,000, followed by a second claim up to the threshold.

ELIGIBILITY

To be eligible for this Grant, you must:

• be a small business owner or primary producer

• have an ABN

• be located in the defined disaster area

• intending to continue the business

• provide evidence of damage (photos, videos, etc)

HOW CAN THE GRANT BE USED?

For clean-up, reinstatement and emergency matters, including:

• equipment and materials for clean-up

• additional labour costs

• disposal of damaged goods and stock

• repairs to buildings (other than housing)

• recondition or repair plant, premises and internal fittings (where not covered by insurance)

• hire of equipment to resume business operations.

WHAT DOCUMENTS ARE NEEDED?

• Rates Notice or copy of Lease Agreement

• Photographs of damage (5 to 10)

• Copies of Quotes, Tax Invoices, and evidence of payment (if paid)

• If insured, a copy of the policy

• Financial statements and tax returns (depending on the amount claimed).

INSURANCE REQUIREMENTS

If you are eligible to claim under insurance, you must do so, and that claim needs to be finalised before lodging for grant assistance.

WHEN DOES THE CLAIM PERIOD FINALISE?

Applications close on 9 July 2024.

PROCESS

• Read the Guidelines to ensure eligibility

• Prepare the Application Forms (online).

WHAT NEXT?

This is only an Overview so you can decide if your claim may be eligible. There is always the ‘small print’ to consider.

Please call us (Cameron or Veda), and we can answer your questions or obtain more information from QRIDA on your behalf.

We can then assist, if necessary, with completing the application forms and submitting the required documentation. If necessary, we can contact the ATO for extra time for payment and lodgement of tax, etc., set up a payment arrangement, and request remissions of penalties or interest.

We also mention that Disaster Assistance Loans of up to $250,000 may be available to re-establish normal operations. If this is of interest, please contact us, as the Conditions and Eligibility are different.

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