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State Government to provide $10,000 Emergency Cash Grants for Small Business

Small businesses and not-for-profit entities that employ South Australians who have been highly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic may be eligible to receive a $10,000 grant to support the operation of their business.

The grant is being funded from the State Government’s $650 million Jobs Rescue Package.

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^
  • Apply by 1 June 2020
  • Use the funds to support activities related to the operation of the business. 

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.

More information and to register for the program visit https://www.treasury.sa.gov.au/Growing-South-Australia/COVID-19

 First Major Tranche of $10k emergency cash grants flow to small businesses
Treasurer's Media Release 4 May 2020

^ Businesses eligible for the Commonwealth JobKeeper payment will be deemed to be highly impacted by COVID-19 restrictions.