Last updated: 12 May 2022

2022 Small business support grant

Support to help NSW businesses survive the immediate impact of the Omicron COVID-19 strain, covering the month of February 2022.

Grants were paid as a lump sum for the month of February. Payments ranged from $750 to $2,000 per week for eligible employing businesses, based on 20% of their weekly payroll. Eligible non-employing businesses could receive $500 per week.

Applications were open from 16 February to 29 April 2022.

Statistics

Program status: Closed

Customer sentiment
Approval 96.1%

Received

34,993
Value
$133.4m

Paid

23,349
Value
$89.1m

In progress

1,699

Test and Isolate support payment

A one-off $320 payment to eligible NSW workers who needed to self-isolate and lost income while waiting for their COVID-19 PCR test result.

Applicants were able to apply for one payment at least every 30 days, as needed. 

This support payment was offered from 16 August 2021 to 31 January 2022.

Statistics

Program status: Closed

Customer sentiment
Approval 98.4%

Received

314,213
Value
$100.6m

Approved

288,840
Value
$92.4m

In progress

11,694

Accommodation Support grant

A $2,000 or $5,000 grant for accommodation providers who experienced cancellations for stays between 25 June and 11 July 2021.

Applications were open from 30 September to 30 November 2021.

Statistics

Program status: Closed

Customer sentiment
Approval 91.9%

Received

5,040
Value
$22.6m

Paid

2,498
Value
$11.4m

In progress

1,609

COVID-19 business grant (2021)

A grant of either $7,500, $10,500 or $15,000 was available to support NSW businesses for the first 3 weeks of the 2021 COVID restrictions (26 June to 17 July 2021).

Applications were open from 19 July to 1 October 2021.

Statistics

Program status: Closed

Customer sentiment
Approval 98.9%

Received

202,464
Total value
$2.54b

Approved

187,981
Total paid
$2.46b

In progress

785

COVID-19 micro-business grant (2021)

Cash flow support for micro-businesses in NSW that had their work impacted by the lockdown restrictions while continuing to incur business costs.

Applications were open from 26 July to 18 October 2021. Payments ended on 30 November 2021.

Statistics

Program status: Closed

Customer sentiment
Approval 96.6%

Received

82,451
Value
$123.7m

(grant values are based on the value of the first payment)

Approved

62,937
Total applications paid
$779.4m

(includes initial application and recurring payments)

In progress

19,108

JobSaver payment

Cash flow support for NSW businesses to help maintain their employee headcount, covering the period from 18 July 2021 to the end of the lockdown restrictions in NSW.

Applications were open from 26 July to 18 October 2021. Payments ended on 30 November 2021.

Statistics

Program status: Closed

Customer sentiment
Approval 97%

Received

213,344
Value
$1.09b

(grant values are based on the value of the first payment)

Approved

207,268
Total paid
$7.14b

(includes initial application and recurring payments)

In progress

1,706

$10,000 small business support grant (2020)

A grant of up to $10,000 to support the ongoing operations of small businesses highly impacted by the NSW public health order of 30 March 2020.

Applications were open from 1 June to 30 June 2020.

Statistics

Program status: Closed

Customer sentiment
Approval 99.2%

Received

58,208
Value
$575m

Approved

52,601
Value
$520.8m

$3,000 small business recovery grant (2020)

A grant of between $500 and $3,000 to help small businesses meet the costs of safely reopening or upscaling operations following the lifting of restrictions in July 2020.

Applications were open from 1 July to 31 August 2020.

Statistics

Program status: Closed

Customer sentiment
Approval 99.2%

Received

38,313
Value
$113.9m

Approved

36,692
Value
$109.1m

Southern Border small business support grant (2020)

A grant of $5,000 or $10,000 to help businesses impacted by the NSW–Victorian border closure that started on 8 July 2020.

Applications were open from 8 September to 18 October 2020.

Statistics

Program status: Closed

Customer sentiment
Approval 100%

Received

2,640
Value
$18.6m

Approved

2,226
Value
$15.3m

Northern Beaches small business hardship grant (2021)

A one-off grant of $3,000 or $5,000 to support businesses that were impacted by the Public Health (COVID-19 Northern Beaches) Order 2020.

Applications were open from 30 April to 11 June 2021.

Statistics

Program status: Closed

Customer sentiment
Approval 98.6%

Received

2,614
Value
$12.3m

Approved

2,485
Value
$11.7m

Return to Work grant

A one-off grant of up to $5,000 to support women wanting to get back into the workforce.

The first round of the program was open from March to October 2021.

Statistics

Program status: Closed

Customer sentiment
Approval 98.6%

Received

1,678
Value
$7.2m

Paid

1,440
Value
$6.3m

In progress

73