Small business recovery and resilience - $14.5 million

The small business support package aims to alleviate the stresses, enhance wellness and address mental health issues resulting from the recent flooding as well as provide recovery support across impacted regions.

The package will provide small business support services, funds for recovery-related projects and a campaign to encourage consumers to shop locally within disaster impacted communities:

  • Small Business Support Service - $2 M: Dedicated to flood-affected small business owners providing free, independent case management with mental health support
  • Skilling Queenslanders for Work (SQW) - $10 M: A funding round for community-based organisations in flood affected areas to undertake recovery-related projects
  • Buy Local / Go Local campaign - $2.5 M: To encourage consumers to shop and visit locally within disaster impacted communities.

Status

This program is currently under development. 

Administering agency

 Department of Employment, Small Business and Training 

Eligible applicants

Small businesses in the 20 LGAs activated for small business assistance following the Central, Southern and Western Queensland Rainfall and Flooding, Ex-Tropical Cyclone Seth and South East Queensland Rainfall and Flooding events.

Funding

Jointly funded (50:50) by the Queensland and Australian Governments under Category D of the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA).