RURAL COVID19 UPDATE

May 21, 2020 Sharon Purcell

Current: 21st May 2020

COVID19 Jobs Support Loan
• Applications closed
• Additional $500M announced in May will be used to continue accessing applications received prior to closure of the program

Small Business COVID-19 Adaption Grant
• Apply for up to $10,000 funding to support micro and small businesses impacted by COVID19

Electricity bill relief
• Your small business may be eligible for a $500 rebate on your electricity bill from the Queensland Government

State land rent relief – primary production
• Queensland Government is providing rent relief for holders of leases, licenses and permits on state land

Rural Financial Counselling Service
• The Rural Financial Counselling Service provides free financial advice to producers who are suffering financial hardship and have no alternative sources of impartial financial information. The service is funded by grants from government to local organisations that employ financial counsellors.
• Contact the Southern Queensland service on 07 46 225500 or visit www.rfcssq.org.au

Wellbeing support
• If you are experiencing personal crisis, or are concerned for a loved one, you can call the following services for assistance and counselling:
Australian Red Cross on 1300 554 419
24/7 Lifeline crisis support line on 13 11 14
Beyondblue on 1300 224 636.


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