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Small Business Bushfire Recovery Grant SA

The Small Business Bushfire Recovery Grant provides small businesses and non-profit organisations in an eligible disaster event area with funding to help with clean-up and immediate restoration costs.

Close date: 31 Dec 2020 12:00 AM AEDT.

What do you get?

Funding of up to $50,000.

Who is this for?

Small businesses or non-profit organisations located in eligible bushfire-affected regions.


Funding may be used to help pay costs associated with clean-up and reinstatement of your small business or non-profit organisation, including:

  • payment for tradespeople to do safety inspections
  • equipment and materials to clean up
  • removal and disposal of damaged goods and materials 
  • repairing premises and internal fittings
  • hiring equipment and/or replacing stock needed to resume operations

Costs that are not eligible include:

  • expenses that are covered under your small business or non-profit organisation's insurance policy
  • loss of income

The maximum amount of funding is $50,000. This includes up to:

  • $25,000 for an initial claim – you'll need evidence of direct damage such as photographs, quotations, tax invoices or official receipts
  • $25,000 for a subsequent claim – you'll need evidence of full payment of costs

What are the eligibility criteria?

To be eligible, you must:

  • have an Australian business number (ABN)
  • have held that ABN at the time of the eligible disaster
  • own a small business in a defined disaster area
  • have been carrying on the small business at the time of the bushfire
  • be intending to re-establish your small business in the same area
  • have suffered direct bushfire damage to your business and be responsible for the costs of repair or replacement
  • be a registered business with less than 20 full time (or equivalent) employees
  • earn more than 50% of your gross income from the business

How do you apply?

You can find out more about eligibility and how to apply at Small Business Bushfire Recovery Grant.