Small Business COVID-19 Recovery Grant

As part of the lifting of restrictions on business trading that were designed to reduce the spread of COVID-19, the NSW Government is providing small business recovery grants of between $500 and $3000 to eligible small business or not-for-profit organisations.

This grant helps small businesses meet the costs of safely reopening or up-scaling operations. These expenses include, but are not limited to:

  • fit-out changes and temporary physical changes (for example, plastic barriers at checkouts)
  • staff training and counselling
  • business advice and continuity planning
  • cleaning products and additional cleaning services
  • additional equipment necessary to comply with social distancing or other public health measures
  • marketing, communications and advertising
  • digital solutions (for example, e-commerce or business websites)

This grant can only be used for purchases of eligible expenses made from 1 July 2020, and only where no other government support is available.

Applications close 11:59 pm Sunday 16 August 2020. Click here for the application guidelines.

Support grants, are restricted to industries significantly impacted by the lockdown order as a result of COVID-19. These industries include but are not limited to:

  • Retail trade
  • Accommodation and food service
  • Rental, hiring and real estate services
  • Administrative and support services
  • Arts and recreation services.
  • Transport
  • Education and Training

There are many sub-industry categories with these groups and we strongly recommend examining the full list of highly impacted industries

To be eligible for the grant, you must meet the eligibility criteria below:

  • be based in NSW
  • be a small business
  • be registered with an ABN in NSW
  • have an annual turnover of more than $75,000 (a Business Activity Statement must be provided as evidence)
  • employ 1-19 full-time workers
  • be able to report a payroll below the NSW 2019-2020 payroll tax threshold of $900,000
  • have been highly impacted by Public Health (COVID-19 Restrictions on Gathering and Movement) Order 2020 effective as of 31 March 2020
  • have experienced at least 30% decline in turnover from March to July 2020 compared to the equivalent period (of at least 2 weeks) in 2019
  • have costs associated with safely reopening or up-scaling your business from 1 July 2020.

Online applications have now opened and via the Small Business COVID-19 Recovery Grant link.

Note – you will require the following to complete the application:

  • a MyServiceNSW Account
  • your proof of identity
  • your valid ABN/ACN number
  • your business banking details for payment
  • your latest Business Activity Statement
  • provide a declaration that you meet the eligibility criteria, including at least a 30% decline in turnover compared to the same 2-week period in 2019.

Mukiwa are here to assist in any way we can with the application. Unfortunately, as it requires a MyServiceNSW account, we are unable to complete the application for you. However, if you require any information or just need help completing the application, please don’t hesitate to contact us.