We have exciting news for small businesses in South Australia who lost revenue because of the bushfires.
The $10,000 small business grants have just been expanded to six extra bushfire affected Local Government Areas in South Australia.
The new areas are Adelaide Hills, Kingston, Mid Murray, Mount Barker, Murray Bridge and the Yorke Peninsula, joining Kangaroo Island which was already on the list.
For a full list of the Local Government Areas covered by the grant visit bushfirerecovery.gov.au/small-business.
The expansion was proposed by the South Australian Government, and the Australian Government has signed it off and agreed to co-fund the additional areas.
This is another example of how we’re constantly working with our state government partners to see whether our support is meeting people’s needs, and adjusting where we need to.
Across the country, almost 10,000 small business have already been approved for the $10,000 – a great sign funds are hitting the ground where they’re needed.
We announced the new $10,000 grant in March, to help small businesses that were directly or indirectly affected by the bushfires. It was in response to some of the things we were hearing on the ground, about the need for extra help for small businesses who hadn’t been hit by flames or smoke but were feeling major impacts.
The grant is easy to apply for, and you don’t need to provide lots of documentation. It’s focused on businesses with revenue loss because of the fires.
Initially, the grant was rolled out to 20 Local Government Areas most affected by the fires, in consultation their state government and funded by the Australian Government. Both New South Wales and South Australia have now nominated additional Local Government Areas to receive the grant, with costs shared between the Australian and state government.
Small businesses can apply now.
- To apply in South Australia visit business.sa.gov.au/South-Australian-bushfire-recovery/loss-of-income-grant
- In other states, visit bushfirerecovery.gov.au/small-business to find out more, and follow the link to your state government website to apply.
Keep an eye on the list at bushfirerecovery.gov.au/small-business as new Local Government Lists are added over time.