Small Business Grants Round 2

Small Business Grants Round 2

The State Government has announced a second round of the Small Business Grants program..

The State Government's Small Business Grant program provides support to South Australian small businesses highly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The first round of Small Business Grants ran from 21 April 2020 and closed 1 June 2020.

The second round of Small Business Grants includes $10,000 grants for eligible small businesses that employ staff and are receiving JobKeeper from 28 September 2020.

The second round of Small Business Grants also introduces $3,000 grants for small businesses that do not employ staff, are operating from commercial premises, and are receiving JobKeeper from 28 September 2020.

Before applying for a small business grant, please read the Small Business Grant Guidelines and Frequently Asked Questions

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

  • Have an Australian Business Number (ABN) and were carrying on the operation of a business in South Australia on 30 September 2020
  • Have an annual turnover of more than $75,000 (excluding GST) in either 2018-19 or 2019-20
  • Are a participant in the Commonwealth Government’s extended JobKeeper Payment scheme from 28 September 2020
  • The enterprise does not engage in illegal activity
  • Employing grant applicants also need to:
  • Employ people in South Australia as at 30 September 2020*
  • Have total Australian payroll of less than $1.5 million in either 2018-19 or 2019-20, and not be entitled to a payroll tax waiver or deferral under COVID-19 support measures introduced by the South Australian Government
  • Non-employing grant applicants also need to:
  • be operating from a commercial premise (see Frequently Asked Questions for further detail)
  • not employ people in South Australia as at 30 September 2020*

Applications are open to midnight 14 December 2020.

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