New recovery grants to help small businesses
Published 6 July 2020
Small business COVID-19 recovery grants
If your small business or not-for-profit organisation has experienced a decline in turnover as a result of COVID-19, you may be eligible for a NSW Government small business recovery grant of between $500 and $3000.
This grant helps small businesses meet the costs of safely reopening or up-scaling operations. These expenses include, but are not limited to:
- fit-out changes and temporary physical changes (for example, plastic barriers at checkouts)
- staff training and counselling
- 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
- digital solutions (for example, e-commerce or business websites).
This grant can only be used for purchases of eligible expenses made from 1 July 2020, and only where no other government support is available.
Applications close 11:59pm Sunday 16 August 2020.
For more information including eligibility requirements visit Service NSW.
Small business support from Woollahra Council
In March, we announced a $5 million relief package for local small businesses to help ease the economic impact of COVID-19.
- Rent relief for 6 months for all small business tenants of Council-owned businesses.
- For the same period, no fees charged to any small business in the local government area for health, hygiene, licensing and fire safety inspections.
- A waiver on all outdoor and footpath dining fees 6 months – now extended until December.
- Parking meters were switched off to provide relief for both customers in local commercial centres and to assist with overflow caused by extra demand being experienced as a result of working from home practices. Time restrictions on parking still apply.
- Our Placemaking Grants program provides funding up to $7,500 to support local businesses to implement ideas for innovative and inspiring events, activities and projects to help boost our commercial centres.
Thanks for the support you have shown our local small businesses during COVID-19. Whether it’s grabbing a takeaway coffee from your local café, enjoying a meal out, or shopping at a local small retailer – every bit counts.
Let’s continue to shop local and show our small businesses how important they are to our community.
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