Small business recovery grant
Export assistance grant
Small business support grant
Small and medium enterprise (SME) guarantee scheme
Taxi industry support package
The NSW government is providing support for registered owners of wheelchair accessible taxis (WATs) and currently operational taxis, who have been impacted by COVID-19.
The package will provide eligible owners with a subsidy per vehicle to assist with on-road costs such as CTP insurance and registration.
There is no need to apply, a cheque for $2900 will be automatically paid to eligible registered taxi operators.
Note: The taxi must remain registered for 6 months from the date of receiving the payment. If the vehicle is de-registered the support payment may need to be re-paid.
For more detailed information on the stimulus package including eligibility, visit the Point to Point website.
Access to superannuation for sole traders
Expanded access to JobSeeker payments
Sole traders may apply for JobSeeker benefits, including the Coronavirus supplement, in the event that their income significantly declines. Unemployment testing for sole traders has been temporarily removed to enable sole traders to continue operating their business and access government support. Income testing will apply. For more information, visit JobSeeker Payment.
Electricity and gas network relief package
Small businesses that are temporarily closed due to COVID-19 may be eligible for full electricity and gas tariff relief under a financial support package organised by Energy Networks Australia. Eligibility criteria apply, including usage figures and time limits. For more information, visit Energy Networks Australia.
The Australian Banking Association has announced banks will extend deferred payments on loans for up to 4 months for eligible business owners who continue to experience financial difficulty as a result of COVID-19. Extensions will not be automatically applied. Customers will need to contact their financial institutions to discuss the options available to them.
For details, visit Australian Banking Association or contact your banking institution directly.
Facebook small business grants program
Facebook has announced a USD$100 million small business support scheme. The program includes cash grants and ad credits for up to 30,000 eligible businesses in 30 countries, including Australia. Applications are not yet open, but you can register with Facebook to receive updates.
Support for independent breweries
Government funding available through the Independent Brewers Association (IBA) will support NSW independent brewers by covering one year’s annual membership funds to eligible new and existing members. For more information, visit the IBA News.
Emergency cleaning stimulus package
Community sport recovery package
Eligible local sporting clubs and associations in NSW can apply for a one-off grant of up to $1000 to support the return of community sport and recreation activities as COVID-19 restrictions ease. For more information, visit Office of Sport.
The State Insurance Regulatory Authority (SIRA) Support4work grant of $4000 is available to support eligible small businesses as they manage the recovery at work of an injured worker while the business recovers from the financial impacts of COVID-19.
Eligibility criteria apply. For more information and to apply for the grant, visit Support4work grant for small business guidance
Applications close 30 September 2020.