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Local businesses awarded with grants

Grants Bundaberg businesses
Tom Smith and Eunice Beyer from BTR Performing Arts Academy.

Grants of $5000 are being awarded to ten small businesses in Bundaberg,including BTR Performing Arts Academy, to assist with building and maintaining their websites, marketing plans or business coaching.

Minister for Employment and Small Business Di Farmer said the latest round of the Business Basics grants program was injecting $50,000 overall in businesses across Bundaberg.

“The Queensland Government is continuing to back our small businesses as they get back on track and pursue new opportunities,” Minister Farmer said. 

“Investing in these businesses will help improve and grow their operations and allow them to serve more customers and clients.

“There are so many fantastic businesses across the state being supported this round that demonstrate the diversity in our local communities, industries and economy.”

Member for Bundaberg Tom Smith said it was great to see small businesses owners in the region use the Business Basics grant to level up their operations.

“Providing Bundy businesses with the opportunity to invest in their business means that this money will go where it is needed most.”

“I look forward to seeing what some of the other successful businesses like Wide Bay Drones and BTR Performing Arts Academy in Bundaberg do with their grants,” Mr Smith said.

Minister Farmer said the Business Basics grants made a difference for all Queenslanders. 

“When we invest in small businesses, we invest in Queensland because their success and growth fuels the economy and gives us great options as customers to invest in our local communities,” she said.

“This year’s Budget committed $39.1 million over the next four years for grants and other support to help new, growing and established businesses reach their goals and keep improving. 

“Since 2020, nearly 60,000 Queensland business have been supported by grants totalling almost $530 million, which is part of the $2.5 billion in small business support the Palaszczuk Government has invested to fuel the state economic recovery.

“This includes over $500 million in COVID-19 economic support to 55,000 businesses in 2020 and 2021 and more than $20 million in Big Plans for Small Business grants.”

For more information about small business grants visit www.business.qld.gov.au/grants or call 1300 654 687. 

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