South Australian small and medium-sized businesses forced to close as a result of the state’s lockdown (beginning 20 July 2021) may be eligible for a $3,000 emergency cash grant.
Small businesses who don’t employ staff may be eligible for $1,000.
To be eligible for the one-off $3,000 emergency cash grant, a business must, as at 12:01am Tuesday 20 July 2021:
- Be located within South Australia
- Have an annual turnover of $75,000 or more in 2020-21 or 2019-20, and be registered for GST
- Employ people in South Australia
- Have an Australia-wide payroll of less than $10 million in 2019-20
- Have a valid Australian Business Number (ABN)
- Experienced at least a 30 per cent reduction (compared to the week prior) in turnover due to the restricted trading conditions.
To be eligible for the one-off $1,000 emergency cash grant, a non-employing business must meet the criteria listed above, excluding the requirement to employ people.
Businesses will be required to declare that they have experienced a loss or reduction in turnover due to restricted trading conditions. They will not be required to provide any supporting information at the time of application but will be required to retain supporting information for 12 months that could be made available for audit and compliance purposes such as:
- Turnover comparison data for the week prior to the assessment period
- Emails or texts to or from clients or suppliers detailing cancelled orders or appointments
- Receipts for refunds provided
- Invoices or delivery dockets
- Appointment/scheduling platform, demonstrating cancelled appointments or bookings
- Screenshots of cancelled events
Applications for a Business Support Grant will close at 11:59pm on 30 September 2021.