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The NSW Government small business COVID-19 recovery grant supported small businesses to meet the costs of safely reopening or upscaling operations following the lifting of restrictions in July 2020. Eligible businesses could receive a one-off grant of between $500 and $3,000.

This table represents the distribution of payments under this program. This grant opened on 1 July 2020 and closed on 31 August 2020.

Data is current as at 18 January 2022.

Local government area Number of recipients Total amount paid
Albury 252 $745,250
Armidale Regional 107 $316,170
Ballina 215 $639,284
Balranald 5 $15,000
Bathurst Regional 136 $405,467
Bayside 732 $2,175,849
Bega Valley 239 $707,528
Bellingen 63 $187,697
Berrigan 37 $107,976
Blacktown 728 $2,156,318
Bland 23 $68,945
Blayney 17 $50,495
Blue Mountains 377 $1,122,814
Bogan 10 $29,300
Bourke 15 $42,908
Broken Hill 41 $122,998
Burwood 356 $1,054,131
Byron 524 $1,557,167
Cabonne 50 $148,000
Camden 309 $919,893
Campbelltown 338 $1,001,011
Canada Bay 576 $1,711,897
Canterbury-Bankstown 1,334 $3,964,271
Carrathool 5 $15,000
Central Coast 1,218 $3,619,036
Cessnock 209 $622,873
Clarence Valley 178 $525,498
Cobar 12 $36,000
Coffs Harbour 342 $1,015,089
Coolamon 7 $21,000
Coonamble 8 $24,000
Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional 40 $120,000
Cowra 34 $101,799
Cumberland 748 $2,225,341
Dubbo Regional 180 $536,640
Dungog 27 $81,000
Edward River 34 $100,127
Eurobodalla 241 $718,594
Fairfield 651 $1,934,750
Federation 52 $152,600
Forbes 40 $117,500
Georges River 695 $2,072,603
Gilgandra 18 $51,700
Glen Innes Severn 22 $65,700
Goulburn Mulwaree 73 $217,349
Greater Hume Shire 22 $66,000
Griffith 80 $237,958
Gunnedah 39 $117,000
Gwydir 11 $33,000
Hawkesbury 257 $763,097
Hay 9 $27,000
Hilltops 52 $155,000
Hornsby 561 $1,668,423
Hunters Hill 75 $223,200
Inner West 1,325 $3,937,345
Inverell 51 $151,350
Junee 6 $16,600
Kempsey 93 $276,100
Kiama 119 $354,347
Ku-Ring-Gai 501 $1,490,241
Kyogle 18 $54,000
Lachlan 20 $60,000
Lake Macquarie 520 $1,552,410
Lane Cove 205 $606,044
Leeton 28 $81,225
Lismore 189 $557,007
Lithgow 60 $176,800
Liverpool 603 $1,792,882
Liverpool Plains 13 $37,998
Lockhart 8 $21,500
Maitland 256 $750,310
Mid-Coast 299 $892,575
Mid-Western Regional 116 $343,300
Moree Plains 32 $95,200
Mosman 206 $609,800
Murray River 53 $158,497
Murrumbidgee 11 $33,000
Muswellbrook 36 $106,100
Nambucca Valley 57 $165,750
Narrabri 41 $122,000
Narrandera 17 $49,795
Narromine 18 $54,000
Newcastle 789 $2,346,246
North Sydney 821 $2,442,682
Northern Beaches 1,582 $4,697,244
Oberon 13 $38,000
Orange 146 $434,466
Parkes 60 $176,482
Parramatta 1,180 $3,516,481
Penrith 430 $1,280,760
Port Macquarie-Hastings 401 $1,191,753
Port Stephens 224 $669,030
Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional 105 $311,191
Randwick 711 $2,111,421
Richmond Valley 44 $130,000
Ryde 718 $2,118,017
Shellharbour 172 $512,257
Shoalhaven 546 $1,615,248
Singleton 94 $279,000
Snowy Monaro Regional 189 $554,449
Snowy Valleys 46 $135,735
Strathfield 208 $621,648
Sutherland Shire 1,051 $3,107,097
Sydney 4,637 $13,839,540
Tamworth Regional 227 $677,598
Temora 23 $68,211
Tenterfield 31 $93,000
The Hills Shire 888 $2,650,004
Tweed 329 $979,162
Unincorporated 33 $99,000
Upper Hunter Shire 47 $140,996
Upper Lachlan Shire 27 $81,000
Uralla 11 $31,795
Wagga Wagga 217 $645,118
Walcha 11 $32,450
Walgett 14 $42,000
Warren 8 $24,000
Warrumbungle Shire 28 $82,000
Waverley 700 $2,080,894
Weddin 8 $24,000
Wentworth 8 $24,000
Willoughby 762 $2,265,808
Wingecarribee 305 $903,735
Wollondilly 110 $327,250
Wollongong 767 $2,281,144
Woollahra 579 $1,730,789
Yass Valley 50 $145,917

Grouped data

To protect the privacy of recipients, a small number of grants and payments have been de-identified and grouped. This includes businesses operating in NSW with a head office located interstate.

Category Number of recipients Total amount paid
De-identified LGAs 17 $49,500

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Last updated: 4 March 2022