Have local SA COVID-19 lockdowns and restrictions impacted your business?

The SA Government is currently offering several grants to COVID-19 affected businesses to help you out:

  1. $3,000 employing business grant – lockdown period
  2. $1,000 non-employing business grant – lockdown period
  3. $3,000 employing business grant – post-lockdown restrictions
  4. $1,000 non-employing business grant – post-lockdown restrictions
  5. $1,000 CBD commercial premises grant
  6. $3,000 employing business grant – post-lockdown restrictions round 2
  7. $1,000 non-employing business grant – post-lockdown restrictions round 2
  8. $7,000 employing business grant – post-lockdown restrictions large turnover
  9. $17,000 non-employing business grant – post-lockdown restrictions large turnover
  10. $6,000 employing hardship grant
  11. $2,000 non-employing hardship grant
  12. Up to $100,000 major events grant

As an example, assuming a small employing business operating in the CBD had been forced to close during the lockdown period and after this time trade was limited by ongoing restrictions. This business may be able to access $10,000 in South Australian grants (being the $3,000 lockdown grant, $3,000 post-lockdown grant, $1,000 CBD premises grant and $3,000 post-lockdown grant round 2).

The general requirements for all the grants are:

  • Operate or located in South Australia
  • Registered for GST and have an ABN
  • Australia-wide payroll less than $10m

The specific requirements for the grants are outlined in the below tables, by closing date.

Grants closing 30 September 2021

 $3,000 lockdown$1,000 lockdown
Annual turnover restriction$75,000 or more$75,000 or more
Decline in turnover30%30%
COVID-19 impacted period20 July 21 to 26 July 2120 July 21 to 26 July 21
Reference period for comparisonWeek prior to impacted periodWeek prior to impacted period
Industry restrictionsNoNo
'Employer' requirementYesNo
SA location restrictionNoNo
Application close date30 September 202130 September 2021

Grants closing 17 October 2021

 $3,000 post lockdown

**$3,000 post lockdown round 2
$1,000 post lockdown

** $1,000 post lockdown round 2
$1,000 CBD premisesUp to $100,000 major events
Annual turnover restrictionNilNilNilNil
Decline in turnover30%30%30%n/a
COVID-19 impacted period28 July 21 to 10 August 2128 July 21 to 10 August 2128 July 21 to 10 August 2120 July 21 to 10 August 21
Reference period for comparisonAverage fortnightly turnover in June qtr. 2021Average fortnightly turnover in June qtr. 2021Average fortnightly turnover in June qtr. 2021n/a
Industry restrictionsYesYesYesNo
'Employer' requirementYesNoNoYes
SA location restrictionNoNoYesNo
Application close date17 October 2021

** N/A - will be paid automatically to recipients of the first round
17 October 2021

** N/A - will be paid automatically to recipients of the first round
17 October 202117 October 2021

Grants closing 31 October 2021

 $7,000 post lockdown$17,000 post lockdown$6,000 hardship$2,000 hardship
Annual turnover restriction$2,000,000 or more$5,000,000 or moreNilNil
Decline in turnover30%30%50%50%
COVID-19 impacted period28 July 21 to 10 August 2128 July 21 to 10 August 2120 July 21 to 31 August 2120 July 21 to 31 August 21
Reference period for comparisonAverage fortnightly turnover in June qtr 2021Average fortnightly turnover in June qtr 202120 July 19 to 31 August 1920 July 19 to 31 August 19
Industry restrictionsYesYesNoNo
'Employer' requirementYesYesYesYes
SA location restrictionNoNoNoNo
Application close date31 October 202131 October 202131 October 202131 October 2021

How can we help?

Have South Australian COVID-19 lockdowns and restrictions impacted your business?
Further information can be found at https://www.treasury.sa.gov.au/Growing-South-Australia/COVID-19
All the other states have various COVID related grants available also.
Contact your local Bentleys advisor for assistance with determining your eligibility and enabling your access to these grants.

Disclaimer: This information is general in nature and should not be relied on as advice. It does not take into account the objectives, financial situation or needs of any particular person. You need to consider your financial situation and needs and seek professional advice before making any decisions based on this information.

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