Lockdown financial assistance for South Australian businesses

Published on 22 July 2021

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A $100 million Business Support Package will provide $3,000 emergency cash grants to South Australian small and medium-sized businesses that suffer a significant loss of income or have been forced to close as a result of the state’s 7-day lockdown.
 
Premier Steven Marshall also announced today that the income relief offered to individuals by the Federal Government to nationally-declared ‘hot spot’ zones – the council areas of Adelaide, Adelaide Hills and Gawler – will be extended state-wide.
 
The new Business Support Package will assist an estimated 50,000 eligible* SMEs across the state, including restaurants, cafes, hotels, and tour and experience operators, affected by the new restrictions to help stop the spread of the highly-contagious COVID-19 Delta variant.
 
Grants will help businesses cover ongoing operating costs such as rent, power bills, supplier costs and other fees, and help them to re-open when restrictions ease.
 
The major support package also includes a new $1,000 cash grant for eligible** small businesses who don’t employ staff (e.g. non-employing sole traders).

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