COVID-19 Business Hardship Grant SA

This program provides funding to SA employing and non-employing businesses whose turnover has been significantly impacted by COVID-19 restrictions.

The grant is no longer available

What you get?

One-off grants of $2,000 for non-employing businesses and $6,000 for employing businesses.

Who is this for?

South Australian businesses.


Assistance is available for businesses impacted by health restrictions in place from 27 December 2021, but are not eligible for the Tourism, Hospitality and Gym Grant.

Grants of $6,000 for employing businesses and $2,000 for non-employing businesses will be available for businesses that have experienced a decline in turnover of 50% or more as a result of the COVID-19 health trading restrictions introduced from 27 December 2021.

A further grant of $2,000 will be available for eligible businesses (both employing and non-employing) with a commercial premises in the Adelaide CBD. This recognises the increased number of employees working from home (in line with health advice) and the impact this has on CBD businesses. The Adelaide CBD is defined as a commercial premises located in the 5000 postcode.

What are the eligibility criteria?

At the start of the restriction period of 27 December 2021, businesses must:

  • have a valid and active Australian business number (ABN)
  • be registered for goods and services tax (GST)
  • be located/operating within South Australia
  • have an Australia-wide grouped payroll of less than $10 million in the 2019-20 or 2020-21 financial year
  • have experienced at least a 50% reduction in turnover due to the restricted trading conditions over the 2 weeks from 27 December 2021 (the commencement date of the trading restriction) to 9 January 2022 compared to:
    • the comparable 2 weeks in 2019-20 for businesses actively trading in 2019-20, or
    • the comparable 2 weeks in 2020-21 for businesses not actively trading in 2019-20.

How do you apply?

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