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Phillip Keenan

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NSW Government Grants

NSW STORM AND FLOOD DISASTER RECOVERY

If you’re a small business or a not-for-profit organisation, and you’ve been directly impacted by recent storms and floods, you may be eligible for a flood disaster recovery grant. The grant of up to $50,000 is to help pay for costs of clean-up and reinstatement of a small business or not-for-profit organisation’s operations.

To learn more and check your eligibility visit the SERVICE NSW website.

SMALL BUSINESS FEES AND CHARGES REBATE

If you are a sole trader, the owner of a small business or a not-for-profit organisation in NSW, you may be eligible for a small business fees and charges rebate of $1500.

This rebate helps businesses recover from the impacts of COVID-19 and encourages growth by reducing the cost of running a business. Eligible businesses or not-for-profits only need to apply for the rebate once, but can submit multiple claims until the full value of $1500 is reached.

Funds can be used to offset the costs of eligible NSW and local government fees and charges. These include, but are not limited to:

  • food authority licences
  • liquor licences
  • tradesperson licences
  • event fees
  • outdoor seating fees
  • council rates.

The rebate can only be used for eligible fees and charges due and paid from 1 March 2021.

The rebate will be available until 30 June 2022.

NSW BUSINESS GRANTS FOR STARTUPS

 In NSW, there are a number of grants you could be eligible for. These include:

  • Minimum Viable Product grants: This grant supports promising startups that have not generated any income yet, including for those in the research and development (R&D) phase.
  • Building Partnerships grants: This NSW business grant helps startups which are generating revenue to scale up by acquiring a key customer or channel to market.
  • Regional startup grants: If your business is located regionally, you may be eligible for NSW business grants that support innovation in your area.
  • Western Sydney Investment Attraction Fund grants: Specifically designed to boost the Western Sydney economy, you may be eligible for this grant if your startup is situated here.

To learn more visit the SUPPORT FOR STARTUPS page on the NSW Government website.

NSW GRANTS FOR SMALL BUSINESS

There’s also no shortage of grants for small businesses employing 20 people or less. These grants often offer funds for education and include training rebates and tax breaks for research and development spending.

Many of the current small business grants look to support businesses affected by the issues in 2020.

These include:

NSW BUSINESS GRANTS FOR WOMEN

The NSW Government is committed to enhancing the economic opportunities for women, including cash injections as well as subsidised resource and mentoring support.

Women in Business provides women living or working in New South Wales with access to a fully subsidised online program to help them establish a new small business or consolidate an existing small business.

GRANTS FOR ABORIGINAL OR TORRES STRAIGHT ISLANDER PEOPLES

If you are an Indigenous business owner you can register your company as an Indigenous corporation, which will make your business eligible for specific business grants and other incentives. You can check whether your business may be eligible to register by clicking the button below.

There is also support for Indigenous Businesses in Australia through the Indigenous Business Australia Program (IBA). 

This program offers advice, training and finance to help entrepreneurs and business owners with an Indigenous or Torres Strait Islander background to boost their ventures.

 

COVID-19 NSW BUSINESS GRANTS

If your business has suffered due to COVID-19, you may be eligible for grants, benefits, rebates and concessions designed to ease the impact of the pandemic. There’s a variety of sub-sectors seeking to consider many different needs. These include:

  • Southern border small business support grant: For those businesses impacted by the closure of the NSW and Victoria border. Apply on the Service NSW website.
  • PPE production grants: The NSW Government is looking to support businesses that are working to deliver a reliable, domestic supply of personal protective equipment (PPE) products. If that sounds like your business, you can apply on the government website.
  • Cash flow for employers payments: If your business has an aggregated turnover of less than $50 million and it employs people, you may be eligible for a grant to support cash flow.
  • Government-funded infection control training: Your employees can undertake nationally recognised Infection Prevention and Control training certification through Momentum Consulting.

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