If your eligible sector business (full list available here) has been significantly impacted (experienced a 30% or more decline in turnover) as a result of the reduced density and trading restrictions introduced from July 28th 2021 you could be eligible for another $3,000 (for employing businesses) or $1,000 (for non employing businesses). This is in addition to the previous grants provided due to the 7 day lockdown.
A further grant of $1,000 will also be available for eligible businesses (both employing and non-employing) with a commercial premise in the Adelaide CBD (business postcode of 5000).
An additional COVID-19 Business Support Grant is being introduced for industry sectors that are significantly impacted by the COVID-19 density and other trading restrictions applicable from 28 July 2021.
Grants of $3,000 for employing businesses and $1,000 for non-employing businesses will be available for businesses in eligible industry sectors (those that have been significantly impacted by the restrictions) that have experienced a decline in turnover of 30% or more as a result of the COVID-19 health trading restrictions introduced from 28 July 2021.
A further grant of $1,000 will be available for eligible businesses (both employing and non-employing) with a commercial premise in the Adelaide CBD (defined of having a postcode of 5000). This recognises that an increased number of employees have been working from home (in line with health advice) and the flow on impact this has on businesses operating in the CBD.
This grant is in addition to the COVID-19 Business Support Grant (the previous $3,000 and $1,000 grants that have been on offer) which was announced in July due to the 7 day lockdown. Businesses that received the COVID-19 Business Support Grant – July 2021 are eligible to receive additional COVID‑19 Business Support Grant, subject to meeting all the eligibility criteria.
To be eligible for the grant, businesses must meet the criteria listed below as at the start of the restriction period of 12:01am Wednesday 28 July 2021:
- Be located within South Australia.
- Have a valid and active ABN (Australian Business Number) and be registered for the GST.
- Have an Australia-wide payroll of less than $10 million in the 2019-20 financial year.
- Operate in an eligible industry sector identified in the list of eligible ANZSIC classes (instructions on how to check your businesses ANZSIC code can be found under the FAQs HERE)
- And must have experienced at least a 30 per cent reduction in turnover due to the restricted trading conditions over the two weeks from 28 July 2021 (the commencement date of the trading restriction) to 10 August 2021 compared to average fortnightly turnover in the June quarter 2021 (prior to restrictions).
To be deemed an employing business, the business must employ people in South Australia.
There is no minimum turnover test for the COVID-19 Additional Business Support Grant, but a business must be registered for GST.
Where multiple non-employing businesses meeting the eligibility criteria are controlled by one individual, company, partnership, or trustee, funding will be restricted to one grant for all non‑employing businesses controlled by the individual, company, partnership, or trustee.
Businesses must be able to provide evidence of this reduction in turnover if requested and retain these records for 2 years from the date the grant was approved. Applications may be subject to audit.
Applications for the COVID-19 Additional Business Support Grant are expected to close at 11:59pm on 17 October 2021.
Any queries in relation to the COVID-19 Support Fund or submissions seeking Government assistance from the COVID-19 Support Fund can be lodged at: COVID -19 Support Fund