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February 9, 2022

2022 COVID Support Packages

Jason Williams

Business Sherpa

New year, new support for small businesses. Updated as info comes to hand.

UPDATED: 09/02/22 with additional funding from SA, WA, TAS and ACT

NSW

2022 Small Business Support Program

What is it?

  • lump sum payment equal to 20% of the weekly payroll for month of February ONLY
  • minimum $750 per week to maximum of $5,000 per week for employing businesses
  • $500 per week for non-employing businesses, paid as a lump sum of $2,000

Eligibility

  • turnover $75K to $50M
  • experienced 40% decline in turnover in January 2022 to first fortnight of February 2022 (We don't have details of comparable period yet)
  • applications open mid-February 2022

Expanded Small Business Fee & Charges Rebate

The existing rebate will increase from $2,000 to $3,000 in late March 2022 and include rebate against the cost of Rapid Antigen Tests.

Expanded Commercial Landlord Hardship Grant

The existing grant extended to 13 March 2022.

Extended Performing Arts Package

The existing package extended to 30 April 2022.

For more information, visit NSW Government - COVID-19 Business Grants & Loans

WA

Small Business Assistance Grant

Applications are now open for the Small Business Assistance Grant – December 2021 to assist small businesses that were directly financially impacted by the Chief Health Officer’s COVID Restrictions (Directions) from 23 December 2021 to 4 January 2022.

The Small Business Assistance Grant – December 2021 is available to small businesses operating within the hospitality sector, the music events industry or the creative and performing arts sector.

Eligible employing businesses will receive $1,130 for each impacted day (up to a maximum of $12,500), while eligible non-employing small businesses will receive $400 for each impacted day (up to a maximum of $4,400).

The final grant payment available will be based upon the number of days that your business was impacted over this period, as demonstrated in your application and supporting evidence.

Separate grant programs for nightclubs and major music events and festivals are being offered through the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries.

For more information, visit Small Business WA


SA

Tourism, Hospitality and Gym Grant

The Tourism, Hospitality and Gym Grant – Additional Round – January 2022 will provide additional grants of up to $22,000 for eligible tourism, hospitality and gym businesses that experience a 30% turnover decline for the period 10 January 2022 to 30 January 2022 when compared to an equivalent reference period. This includes any business required to operate under the density restrictions of 1 person per 7 square metres .

Successful recipients of the Tourism, Hospitality and Gym Grant - turnover based payment- December 2021 (relating to turnover in the period 27/12/2021 to 09/01/2022), will automatically receive payment under the Tourism, Hospitality and Gym Grant – Additional Round – January 2022.

If your business has not submitted an application for the Tourism, Hospitality and Gym Grant - turnover based payment – December 2021, whether or not you have received an automatic payment, you MUST SUBMIT AN APPLICATION for this grant.

Business Hardships Grant

The Business Hardship Grant – Additional Round – January 2022 will provide additional grants of up to $8,000 for all other South Australian businesses that experience a 50% turnover decline for the period 10 January 2022 to 30 January 2022 when compared to an equivalent reference period.

Successful recipients of the Business Hardship Grant (relating to turnover in the period 27/12/2021 to 09/01/2022), will automatically receive the Business Hardship Grant – Additional Round – January 2022.

If your business has not submitted an application for the Business Hardship Grants – December 2021, or your application was unsuccessful, you MUST SUBMIT AN APPLICATION for this grant.

For more information, visit SA Treasury - Additional Rounds 2022

TAS

COVID-19 Business Impact Support Program

The COVID-19 Business Impact Support Program has been established to support Tasmanian businesses whose business operations have been impacted due to:

  • critical staff being required to isolate or quarantine due to COVID-19, or
  • being forced to close due to a Public Health Direction, or
  • having suffered a significant reduction in demand,

that has resulted in a reduction in turnover due to COVID-19 of 30% or more between 15 December 2021 and 14 January 2022 inclusive, compared to the same period in the previous year (15 December 2020 - 14 January 2021).

Businesses must also demonstrate they have a COVID-19 Safety Plan, a completed COVID-19 Risk Assessment and where necessary, a COVID-19 Case and Outbreak Management Plan in place to be eligible.

Grant funding will be determined based on the business’s annual turnover, defined as total sales (exclusive of GST), of goods and services to customers by the applicant for the period in the 2020-21 financial year.

For more information, visit Business Tasmania

ACT

Small Business Hardship Scheme

The Small Business Hardship Scheme has been extended to 28 February 2022. If you have already applied for the Scheme, you may be eligible to reapply for payments made up to 28 February 2022.

For more information, visit ACT Government Business Hub

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