2021 COVID-19 Business Grant NSW

One-off grants are available to help NSW businesses, sole traders and not-for-profits survive the impacts of the recent COVID-19 lockdown and restrictions.


The grant is no longer available

What do you get?

Funding amounts vary depending on the decline in turnover experienced.

Who is this for?

NSW businesses, sole traders and not-for-profits.


Funding is available to support businesses, sole traders and not-for-profits that have experienced reduced demand or have had to close due to the public health orders.

It will support businesses with cash flow for the first 3 weeks of the Greater Sydney lockdown, which started on 26 June 2021.

Eligible applicants across NSW can use the grant for business costs incurred from 1 June 2021, including:

  • utilities, wages and rent
  • financial, legal or other advice to support business continuity planning
  • marketing and communications activities to develop the business
  • the cost of perishable goods that can no longer be used
  • other activities to support the operation of the business.

Three different grant amounts will be available depending on the decline in turnover experienced over a minimum 2-week period from 26 June 2021 to 17 July 2021, compared to the same period in 2019:

  • $7,500 for a decline of 30% or more
  • $10,500 for a decline of 50% or more
  • $15,000 for a decline of 70% or more.

What are the eligibility criteria?

To be eligible, you must:

  • have an active Australian business number (ABN)
  • demonstrate your business was operating in NSW as at 1 June 2021
  • have had total annual Australian wages of $10 million or less as at 1 July 2020
  • have had an aggregated annual turnover between $75,000 and $50 million (inclusive) for the year ended 30 June 2020
  • have business costs for which there is no other government support available
  • maintain your employee headcount as at 13 July 2021.

How do you apply?

Find out more about eligibility and how to apply at 2021 COVID-19 Business Grant.

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