Jobsaver and Micro business grant

>> 2021 Small and medium business Payment (JobSaver Payment)

The Commonwealth and NSW Governments will jointly fund a new Small to Medium Business Support payment to eligible (non-employing and employing) entities in NSW, including not-for-profits.

Eligibility

Entities will be eligible if they meet all of the following criteria:

  • Have an ABN registered in NSW or can demonstrate they are physically located and primarily operating in NSW as at 1 June 2021. Only one grant is available for each ABN
  • Had an aggregated annual turnover of between $75,000 and $50 million for the year ended 30 June 2020
  • Have experienced a decline in turnover of 30% or more due to the Public Health Order over a minimum 2-week period within the Greater Sydney lockdown (commenced 26 June) compared to the same period in 2019
  • Have not applied for, or received, the Hospitality and Tourism COVID-19 Support Grant
  • For employing businesses, maintain their full time, part time and long-term casual staffing levels as of 13 July 2021 while continuing to receive JobSaver payments
  • For non-employing businesses, such as sole traders, they need to show that the business is the primary income source for the associated person.
  • Incurred Eligible Expenses such as utilities, wages, rent, cost of perishable goods, financial, legal advice, marketing and communications expenses etc., for which there was or is no other government support available. 

Payment Amount

  • Eligible employing entities will receive 40% of their NSW payroll payments, at a minimum of $1,500 and a maximum of $10,000 per week
  • For non-employing businesses, such as sole traders, the payment will be set at $1,000 per week

The payments will cover the period from week four of the lockdown (i.e. week commencing Sunday 18 July) until the current lockdown restrictions are eased or when the Commonwealth hotspot declaration is removed. They will be paid fortnightly to eligible entities in arrears.

How to Apply for the Grant

Applications for the Grant can be made through the Service NSW website from 26 July 2021 until 18 October 2021.


>> 2021 Micro Business Grant

The Grant is designed to provide cashflow support to micro–businesses.

Entities will be eligible if they meet all of the following criteria:

  • Have an ABN registered in NSW or can demonstrate they are physically located and primarily operating in NSW as at 1 June 2021. Only one grant is available for a single ABN
  • Have had aggregated annual turnover between $30,000 and $75,000 for the year ended 30 June 2020
  • Have experienced a decline in turnover of 30% or more due to the public health orders over a minimum 2-week period within the Greater Sydney lockdown (commenced 26 June 2021  and due to end 30 July 2021), compared to the same period in 2019
  • Incurred Eligible Expenses such as utilities, wages, rent, cost of perishable goods, financial, legal advice, marketing and communications expenses etc.., for which there was or is no other government support available
  • Have not applied for either the 2021 COVID-19 business support grant or the JobSaver payment
  • For employing businesses, they maintain their full time, part time and long-term casual staffing level as of 13 July 2021 while continuing to receive JobSaver payments
  • For non-employing businesses, such as sole traders, show that the business is the primary income source for the associated person.

Grant Amount

Eligible businesses will receive $1500 per fortnight for the duration of the Great Sydney lockdown.

How to Apply for the Grant

Applications for the Grant can be made through the Service NSW website from 26 July 2021 until 18 October 2021.