Queensland tourism and hospitality operators facing significant financial hardship as a result of COVID-19 travel restrictions may be eligible for the Hardship Grant.
Grants of up to $100,000 are available for a range of eligible tourism and hospitality operators.
The $80 million program will support these businesses to continue offering a viable product and be in a position to retain and ramp-up their workforce as interstate tourism markets fully open.
Who can apply?
To be eligible, you must:
- be operating in Queensland in the tourism and hospitality sector
- have an annual turnover of over $75,000 and employ at least 1 employee in your Queensland operations
- have experienced at least a 70 per cent decline in turnover for your Queensland operations over a 7-day consecutive period between 1 July 2021 and 30 September 2021 compared to the same period in either 2018-19, 2019-20 or 2020-21
- have experienced significant impacts in relation to COVID-19 travel restrictions and interstate lockdowns to your Queensland operations.
For more information including the 3 levels of support available to businesses and information on how to apply, visit the Department of Tourism, Innovation and Sport website
How can Walsh Accountants help?
The specialist team in our Hospitality and Tourism Division are here to assist you should you need help to understand or make an application for this grant.
If you need assistance, we encourage you to contact us as soon as possible. Applications will close 6pm Monday 22 November 2021.