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Second Chance for Adaption Grants

The Hinchinbrook Chamber of Commerce, Industry & Tourism is urging local businesses not to miss out on Round 2 of the Small Business COVID-19 Adaption Grant Program.

Round 1 of this scheme was so popular that funds were exhausted in only four days, however Queensland Government is opening applications for Round 2 on July 1, 2020.

Chamber is hosting a workshop tomorrow to allow business owners the opportunity to get their applications ready before it opens.

Businesses who attend the workshop will be able to work through the application process, step-by-step, and discover what supporting documents are required to apply.  

The $10,000 grant can be used to cover operational costs including rates, rent, electricity and telecommunications charges in addition to professional advice, communication and marketing activities, digital equipment, training costs and capital costs associated with satisfying COVID-19 safety requirements.

Places are limited so RSVP as soon as possible to secure a place.

WHEN:  5:30pm, Thursday 25 June 2020

WHERE:  Jacana Room, TYTO Conference and Events Centre


RSVP:  admin@hinchinbrookchamber.com.au

The workshop will be delivered by Small Business Financial Counsellor Russell Lowry.  

Chamber encourages business owners to start thinking about how their business could benefit from this grant and recommends getting financial statements and quotes together at earliest convenience.

Business owners who cannot attend or who have questions can contact Russell Lowry on 0477 122 123.

Chamber Says Farewell

On behalf of Chamber’s Management Committee and members, I would like to extend my appreciation to the Herbert River Express for their valuable support  over the years.  

From the Countdown to Christmas – that promoted local businesses and rewarded members of the community for shopping locally – through to sponsoring the Hinchinbrook Business Awards 2019 and all of the editorial support, chamber columns, member spotlights and discounted advertising in between, the Herbert River Express has made so many contributions to our not-for-profit organisation.

The Herbert River Express has also proudly supported many, many community events and organisations and we want you to know that that commitment has not gone unnoticed.  Chamber recognises that it was the community-minded staff that led the way and it has been a pleasure working with each and every one of you.

We would like to wish Loretta Isokangas, Sherie Hensler-Adams and Regional Manager, Stephen Darwen, the very best of luck in their future endeavours. While the loss of our weekly paper is incredibly sad it’s not nearly as disappointing as losing the three of you.  We genuinely hope to see you all around in the future.  


Hinchinbrook Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Tourism