Business Basics Grants Program of worth $5,000 (Australia)

Grant – Impacted Industries (Non-Employing Business) – Australia

The Government of South Australia has established an additional COVID-19 Business Support Grant for eligible industry sectors that are significantly impacted by the COVID-19 density and other trading restrictions applicable from 28 July 2021.

Available Funding

  • The COVID-19 Additional Business Support Grant (non-employing business) amount is $1,000 per eligible business.
  • A further grant of $1,000 will be provided for businesses eligible for the COVID-19 Additional Business Support Grant (non-employing business) that operate from a commercial premise in the Adelaide CBD.


Non-employing businesses are eligible to apply for a COVID-19 Additional Business Support Grant provided they meet the following criteria.

  • General eligibility criteria
    • At the start of the restriction period of 12:01am Wednesday, 28 July 2021 a business must:
      • Have a valid and active Australian business number (ABN) and were carrying on the operation of a business in South Australia.
      • Be registered for the GST.
      • Did not employ people.*
      • Operate in an eligible industry sector identified in the list of eligible Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC) classes.
      • Not be engaged in illegal activities.
      • And must have experienced at least a 30 per cent reduction in turnover due to the restricted trading conditions over the two weeks from 28 July 2021 (the commencement date of the trading restriction) to 10 August 2021 compared to average fortnightly turnover in the June quarter 2021 (prior to restrictions).^

* To be considered an employee, staff must be under the control of the business, receive regular PAYG salary or wages, and have Pay As You Go Withholding amounts as well as superannuation paid by the employer. An owner, partner, or beneficiary of a trust is not considered to be an employee for the purpose of this grant.

^Businesses will be required to declare a reduction in turnover due to restricted trading conditions. They will not be required to provide any supporting information at the time of application but will be required to retain supporting information that could be made available if required such as:

  • Turnover comparison data for the relevant assessment periods;
    • Emails or texts to or from clients or suppliers detailing cancelled orders or appointments;
    • Receipts for refunds provided;
    • Invoices or delivery dockets;
    • Appointment/scheduling platform, demonstrating cancelled appointments or bookings; and / or
    • Screenshots of cancelled events.

Further eligibility criteria for the additional grant for businesses located in the CBD

At the start of the restriction period of 12:01am Wednesday 28 July 2021: Operate the relevant business from a commercial premise located in the Adelaide CBD#.

# The Adelaide CBD is defined as postcode 5000. Residential premises and vacant land are not considered commercial premises for the purpose of this grant.

  • General requirements
    • Applicants must certify that they meet the eligibility criteria when submitting an online application.
    • Applicants will be subject to audit by the Government of South Australia or its representatives and will be required to produce evidence at the request of the Government for a period of 2 years after the grant has been approved.
    • If any information in applications is found to be false or misleading, the grant will be repayable on demand.

Deadline: 17 Oct 2021

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