The South Australian Government has introduced various support packages for SA businesses impacted by the health restrictions put in place from 27th December 2021. A further package has been introduced in January 2022.
Business Hardship Grant
Eligible employing and non-employing businesses will be provided with once-off grants ranging from $2,000 - $8,000, depending on business arrangements.
To meet the criteria the business must have:-
- A valid and active ABN and be operating in South Australia;
- Be registered for GST;
- Employ people in South Australia (not required if applying as non-employing business);
- Have an Australian grouped payroll of less that $10 million in the 2019-20 or 2020-21 financial year (not required if applying as non-employing business); and
- Have a reduction of turnover of at least 50% during the defined restriction dates due to the impact of Covid-19 restrictions, being 10 January 2022 to 30 January 2022 (inclusive), compared to the relevant comparison period.
Where these businesses received the December 2021 Grant, an automatic payment will be made without an application being required.
Tourism, Hospitality & Gym Grants
There is further support available for the tourism, hospitality and gym sectors.
Additional grants of up to $22,000 will be provided where a business has experienced a 30% reduction in turnover in comparison to the relevant period. This includes any business required to operate under a 1 person per 7 square metre density restriction.
Where these businesses have received a previous COVID-19 support grant, an automatic payment will be made without an application being required.
For full details of eligibility, the application process, as well as full payment information, please visit the SA Treasury website.
Alternatively, please contact our office for further information on 8291 2111.