COVID-19 Small Business Hardship Scheme ACT

The COVID-19 Small Business Hardship Scheme provides funding for ACT small businesses that have suffered a significant loss in revenue due to the recent lockdowns.


Closes in 11 days

Closing date: 31 Jan 2022

What do you get?

Reimbursement of up to $10,000.

Who is this for?

ACT small businesses.


This scheme will reimburse businesses for costs incurred for electricity, gas and rates paid between 1 July to 31 December 2021, and commercial vehicle registration paid between 1 January 2021 and 31 December 2021, up to the value of $10,000 per business.

What are the eligibility criteria?

To be eligible, businesses must have:

  • an annual turnover of more than $30,000 and less than $2 million
  • a valid and active Australian business number (ABN) and if required be registered for goods and services tax (GST) on or before 1 April 2021
  • experienced a 30% decline in revenue in the lockdown period when compared with the period before lockdown.

How do you apply?

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