Currumbin Valley Brewing, a Gold Coast brewery, have received a $15,000 Business Boost grant from the Queensland government to plan a new taproom, kitchen and brewery production facility.
Co-founder and director of the artisan brewer, Luke Ronalds, said a $15,000 Business Boost grant would support the planning phase for a new tap room to complement their existing artisanal farmhouse brewery.
“This grant will enable us to engage Tactica Planning and Development to ensure that our proposed expansion of a taproom, kitchen and new brewery production facility in Currumbin Waters will meet industry standards and comply with regulations,” Ronalds said.
“The tap room has been a long overdue expansion that will allow us to start employing staff and take the business to the next stage. Planning for our new facility will enable the business to expand and keep developing first-class products for our customers.”
The Business Boost program aims to help businesses fast track upgrades with grants of up to $15,000 available.
“These Business Boost grants are all about helping businesses improve their efficiency and productivity and can be used for things like website upgrades, strategic marketing, training and coaching and advisory services,” member for Gaven Meaghan Scanlon said.
“They are part of our Big Plans for Small Business grant programs, which also includes Business Basics and Business Growth Fund. The type of grants, business requirements and the application process are a direct result of feedback from the Small Business Roadshow, which toured around Queensland earlier this year.”
Queensland minister for Employment and Small Business, Di Farmer, said backing small businesses is vital to the state’s economic growth.
“This round of Business Boost gives 210 small businesses the opportunity to fast-track upgrades thanks to more than $2.6 million in Palaszczuk government support,” Farmer said.
“We know the impact of COVID-19 is being felt, which is why we’ve provided this support and why we’ve put backing small business at the heart of our $14.5 billion Economic Recovery Plan.
“Small businesses are the backbone of our local communities, and we want to support them, their families and their customers. That’s why we’ve provided more than $470 million in grants to small businesses since March 2020, and there’s more to come,” she said.
“We’ve supported small businesses with over $182 million in COVID-19 Adaption Grants, more than $275 million through jointly-funded COVID-19 Business Support Grants and $12.4 million through our Big Plans for Small Business grants so far.
For more information about the small business grants programs available in Queensland, visit www.business.qld.gov.au or call the Small Business Hotline on 1300 654 687.