Covid-19 Business Support Grants
This page will be updated as new grants become available specifically for covid-19 support. These are not subsidies, but grants that you must apply for. I am offering assistance to apply and also submit your acquittal after your grant period has completed. Normally Grants Application and assistance comes at a fee. I am offering this for free so that businesses can take full advantage of the funds available to them. Reach out if you fit the criteria to discuss what you may like to use the grant for.
Queensland – Small Business Adaption Grant Program
To be eligible, the business must:
- have been subject to closure or otherwise highly impacted by current shutdown restrictions announced by Queensland’s Chief Health Officer on 23 March 2020
- demonstrate that business revenue has been significantly impacted since 23 March 2020 over a minimum 1-month period due to the onset and management of COVID-19
- employ staff and have fewer than 20 employees at the time of applying for the grant
- have a valid Australian Business Number (ABN) active as at 23 March 2020
- be registered for GST
- have a Queensland headquarters
- have an annual turnover over $75,000 for the last financial year
- have a payroll of less than $1.3 million
- not be insolvent or have owners/directors that are an undischarged bankrupt.
Only 1 application will be accepted from an individual ABN or a financial beneficiary of a business
New South Wales – Small Business Covid-19 Support Grant
3.1 Small business owners and non-profit organisations are eligible for a grant of up to $10,000 if they:
- have between 1-19 employees and an annual turnover of more than $75,000;
- have total Australian wages below the NSW Government 2019-20 payroll tax threshold of $900,000;
- have an Australian Business Number as at 1 March 2020, based in NSW and employ staff as at 1 March 2020;
- are highly impacted by the NSW Government COVID-19 Restrictions on Gathering and Movement) Order 2020 issued on 30 March 2020, defined as a decline in turnover of 75 per cent compared to the equivalent period (of at least two weeks) in 2019; and
- have unavoidable business costs not otherwise the subject of other NSW and Commonwealth Government financial assistance measures.
3.2 While non-employing businesses are not eligible for funding through this program, they may seek support through the Commonwealth Government’s Job Seeker Payment Program.
Victoria – Business Support Fund
To be eligible, applicants must:
- Employ people; and
- Have a turnover of more than $75,000; and
- Have payroll of less than $650,000; and
- Hold an Australian Business Number (ABN) and have held that ABN at 16 March 2020 (the date the State of Emergency was declared in Victoria External link (opens in same window)over coronavirus); and
- Have been engaged in carrying out the operation of the business in the Australian State of Victoria on 16 March 2020, and
- For Stream One – operate in an industry sector that has been subject to closure or highly impacted by the restrictions announced by the Victorian Government External link (opens in same window); OR
- For Stream Two – be enrolled as eligible participants in the Commonwealth Government’s JobKeeper External link (opens in same window)payment scheme.
South Australia –
Emergency Cash Grants for Small Businesses
To be eligible, businesses and not-for-profits including eligible sporting and community organisations will need to:
- Have an Australian Business Number (ABN) and were carrying on the operation of a business in South Australia as at 1 March 2020
- Employ people in South Australia as at 1 March 2020
- Have an annual turnover of more than $75,000 (excluding GST)
- Have total Australian payroll of less than $1.5 million, and not be entitled to a payroll tax waiver under COVID-19 support measures introduced by the South Australian Government
- Have been subject to closure or highly adversely impacted by COVID‑19 related restrictions ^
- The enterprise does not engage in illegal activity.
- The business has received any South Australian Government grants provided to address COVID-19 related business impacts, the value of these payment(s) will be deducted from the $10,000 grant.
- The business is part of a group of companies that is registered for payroll tax and will receive the payroll tax waiver, the business is ineligible for this grant.