COVID-19 grants and funding

This page is regularly updated with COVID-19 specific grants as they become available.

For information about other grants visit the QCOSS grants page.

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Queensland Government grants

A range of support is available for small business and employees to assist in managing the impacts of COVID-19. Find out more.

Australian Government grants

For the latest grants supporting small businesses, visit this Australian Government website.

Information about the COVID-19 Relief and Recovery Funding spend is available here.

Local government grants

Check with your local council what funding might be available in your region.

For links to some of the council grants pages visit the QCOSS ongoing grants page.

Other grants

Australian Communities Foundation

As part of their role to be a broker of change, the Australian Communities Foundation is showcasing granting opportunities so our community of givers can be inspired to support initiatives that are aligned with their interests. Applicants must have both TCC (Tax Concession Charity) and DGR Item 1 (Deductible Gift Recipient) endorsements.

The average grant awarded is between $2,000 and $15,000.

For more information, visit the Australian Communities Foundation website.

Financial support for organisations

Supporting apprentices and trainees

Supporting Apprentices and Trainees provides a wage subsidy to small businesses (including those using a Group Training Organisation) to support the retention of their existing apprentices and trainees.

Small business hotline

The Queensland Government’s small business hotline is providing support to help small businesses and not-for-profits including case management and referrals to financial mentoring and business planning.

Call 1300 654 687 for more information.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) business assistance finder

The Queensland Government’s business assistance finder tool can help you discover what support is available from the Queensland and Australian governments, plus Queensland local councils.

Financial support for clients

Support for workers affected by Coronavirus

Find more information about financial assistance and jobseeker support if you’ve been stood down, had your hours reduced, or closed your business due to coronavirus (COVID-19) on the Queensland Government website.

Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment

Queenslanders who can’t earn an income because they must self-isolate or quarantine, or are caring for someone with COVID-19, can now access support through the Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment.

How much you get depends on the hours of work you lost. For each 7 day period of self-isolation, quarantine or caring, you can receive:

  • $450 if you lost at least 8 hours or a full day’s work, and less than 20 hours of work
  • $750 if you lost 20 hours or more of work.

From Monday 10 January 2022, both Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) and Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) results will be accepted. You’ll need to have either:

  • advice of a positive test from a testing clinic or health professional
  • evidence you’ve registered a positive result from a home-administered RAT with your state health authority.

Find out more here.

Household relief loans without interest

Good Shepherd, in collaboration with the Australian Government, are providing no interest loans up to $3,000 towards rent and utilities for eligible people who have been financially impacted by COVID-19. Find out more about household relief loans without interest.

Tips on finding grants and applying for funding

For more useful links on where to find grants and funding opportunities visit:

QCOSS grants page

Community Door

Pro Bono Australia

Our Community

Queensland Government

Queensland Government grants finder

Department of Employment, Small Business and Training small business grants

Queensland Government tender opportunities – QTenders

Australian Government

Australian Government GrantConnect

Useful resources on applying for grants

Community Door grants and funding sources

Funding Centre help with writing a grant

Philanthropy Australia

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