Businesses and not-for-profits will be eligible for the one-off grant between $500 to $3,000 if you: 

  • Have an Australian Business Number (ABN) as at 1 March 2020 registered in NSW; and 
  • Total wages below $900,000 as at 1 March 2020; and 
  • Have fewer than 20 full-time equivalent staff as at 1 March 2020 (including businesses which do not employ any staffs); and 
  • Have an annual turnover of more than $75,000 as at 1 March 2020; and 
  • Have experience a decline in turnover of 30% or more from March to July 2020 compared to the equivalent period (of at least 2 weeks) in 2019; and 
  • Have cost from 1 July 2020 associated with safely reopening or scaling up their business; and 
  • Are in a highly impacted industry list as at 1 March 2020

Highly impacted industry list

Application close date

Applications originally close 11:59pm Sunday 16 August 2020. 

But as of 19th August 2020, NSW Government announced an extension. The due date is now 31st August 2020 11:59pm

What you can spend with the grant money

The grant must be used for the purpose of safely reopen or scale up operations, which includes: 

  • fit-out changes and temporary physical changes (for example, plastic barriers at checkouts); 

  • staff training and counselling (for example, health & safety risks and mitigation strategies); 

  • 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 (for example, to let the community know the business is operating again); and 

  • digital solutions (for example, e-commerce or business websites). 

Additional conditions include:

  • The Grant must be used for purchases made after 1 July 2020. 
  • The Grant must only be used for expenses for which no other government support available. (For example: the grant cannot be used for paying wages for extra cleaning staffs who receive JobKeeper)