2021 COVID-19 Micro-Business Grant NSW

The 2021 COVID-19 Micro-Business Grant provides fortnightly payments to NSW micro businesses (small business, sole traders or not-for-profits) who have been impacted by the recent COVID-19 restrictions.


The grant is no longer available

What do you get?

Payments of $1500 per fortnight.

Who is this for?

NSW micro businesses, including small businesses, sole traders and not-for-profits.


Cash flow support is available for micro-businesses in NSW who have had their work impacted by the current COVID-19 restrictions while continuing to incur business costs.

Eligible business costs include:

  • salaries and wages
  • utilities and rent
  • financial, legal or other advice
  • marketing and communications
  • perishable goods.

What are the eligibility criteria?

To be eligible, you must:

  • have an active Australian business number (ABN) registered in, or demonstrate your business was primarily operating in, NSW as at 1 June 2021
  • have had aggregated annual turnover between $30,000 and $75,000 for the year ended 30 June 2020
  • have experienced a decline in turnover of 30% or more due to the Public Health Orders over a minimum 2-week period within the Greater Sydney lockdown (commenced 26 June and due to end 28 August 2021) compared to:
    • the same period in 2019, or
    • the same period in 2020, or
    • the 2-week period immediately before the start of the Greater Sydney lockdown (12 June to 25 June 2021)
  • have business costs for which no other government support is available
  • have not applied for either the 2021 COVID-19 Business Grant or the JobSaver payment
  • maintain your employee headcount as at 13 July 2021 while receiving payments from this grant, if you’re an employing business
  • have this business as your primary income source, if you’re a non-employing business such as a sole trader.

How do you apply?

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

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