Isaac Regional Council has now distributed more than $290,000 to 39 businesses, as 12 more Community Chest grants were approved this week as part of Council’s Road to COVID-19 Recovery Stimulus Packages.
Isaac Regional Council Mayor Anne Baker said most applicants have been successful in accessing funding.
“Out of 47 applications considered, 39 have been approved, and a further 18 are currently being assessed,” Mayor Baker said.
The successful applicants are widespread across the region and include tourism, food and beverage, accommodation and leisure groups as well as cultural and service providers.
Mayor Baker said Isaac Regional Council will continue to provide financial support for local businesses who genuinely need it until the program’s budget has been fully allocated.
‘Our top priority is assessing applications as they come through the door and distributing funds as quickly as possible.”
Mayor Baker said there are a range of reasons small businesses may need to seek out support.
“You might be adapting to a new way of doing business, preparing for COVID-safe trading, or you may need extra cash flow to tide you through the weeks ahead.”
“It could be that you need to diversify, respond to online opportunities, or upskill staff.”
“Whatever your story, our goal is to help your business withstand and recover from the economic impacts of coronavirus.”
“I encourage small to medium business owners anywhere in the Isaac region to find out if they’re eligible for this one-off grant.”
To find out if your small to medium business, not-for-profit, recreation, sporting or cultural group is eligible head to speakup.isaac.qld.gov.au to apply online or to download a form, or call 1300 ISAACS (1300 47 22 27).
The Isaac Community Chest Fund is proudly supported by its initiating contributors BHP, Anglo American, Aquila Resources/South32 and Civeo to help Isaac Regional Council deliver the local economic response to the Coronavirus.