State Government Support for Businesses and Not-For-Profits

9th April 2020

Two new funds have been established to support businesses, jobs and community organisations:

–  A $300 million Business and Jobs Support Fund; and

–  A $250 million Community and Jobs Support Fund.


$10,000 Emergency Cash Grants for Small Businesses

To be eligible, businesses and not-for-profits including eligible sporting and community organisations will need to:

–  Employ people in South Australia.

–  Have annual turnover of more than $75,000 (GST exclusive).

–  Have an annual 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 an ABN and were carrying on the operation of the business in South Australia on 1 March 2020.

–  Have been subject to closure or highly impacted by COVID-19 related restrictions. (Businesses eligible for the Commonwealth JobKeeper payment will be deemed to be highly impacted by COVID-19 restrictions).

–  Apply by 1 June 2020.

–  Use the funds to support activities related to the operation of the business.


However a business may be ineligible or receive a reduced amount if:

–  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.


Applications for the grant will open shortly and be available until 1 June 2020.

If you would like to register your interest for the grant, please Click Here. You will receive an email when the application process opens.

Submissions should seek to highlight the impacts of COVID-19 through loss of income and other impacts.