The Ipswich City Council Small Business Funding Program has been developed as part of the broader range of initiatives implemented by Ipswich City Council (council) to support Ipswich-based small businesses through and post the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The program is a competitive funding process designed as a ‘Quick Response’ cash payment of up to $1,000 (exclusive of GST) per eligible applicant. The funding priorities are to help get Ipswich small businesses back to doing business, whilst also stimulating the local economy.


Opening Date Closing Date Notification Funds Dispersal
14 July 2020 14 August 2020 at 11.59pm 28August 2020 11 September 2020*

*Subject to the return of the applicant’s signed funding agreement, allowing for sufficient processing time.

Funding Available

The total funding available for the Ipswich City Council Small Business Funding Program is $1,000 (exclusive of GST) per enterprise or company group. A total funding pool of $200,000 has been allocated.

Applications Process

Applications must be submitted online via council’s funding website.


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