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Northern Beaches Small Business Hardship Grant

Updated: Apr 23

If you are a small business owner or a not-for-profit located on the Northern Beaches, Sydney, and were impacted by the Public Health (COVID-19 Northern Beaches) Order 2020, you may be eligible for a one-off small business hardship grant of $3000 or $5000.

The Northern Beaches Public Health Order restricted movement, gatherings and the opening of some businesses. This grant supports businesses as they rebuild and recover from the impacts of COVID-19. Funds may be used for:

  • unavoidable business operating expenses, such as utilities or rent

  • financial, legal or other advice to support business continuity planning

  • marketing and communications activities

  • other activities to support the operation of the business.

The grant cannot be used to cover expenses for which other government support is available, such as wages for workers who are eligible for JobKeeper.

Applications will be available online.



Eligibility


To be eligible for a grant, small businesses and not-for-profit organisations must:

  • have an Australian Business Number (ABN) that is registered in the Northern Beaches Local Government Area (LGA), or be able to demonstrate the business is physically located and primarily operating in the Northern Beaches LGA as at 1 December 2020

  • be non-employing or employ fewer than 20 full-time equivalent workers

  • have total Australian wages below the NSW Government 2020-21 payroll tax threshold of $1.2 million as at 1 July 2020

  • have an annual turnover of more than $75,000 as at 1 March 2020

  • have had unavoidable business costs during the Northern Beaches Public Health Order, for which there is no other government support available.


To be eligible for the $3000 grant, small businesses and not-for-profit organisations must also:

  • have experienced at least 30% decline in turnover due to the Northern Beaches Public Health Order over a minimum 2-week period from 19 December 2020 to 10 February 2021 compared to the corresponding period a year earlier.


To be eligible for the $5000 grant, small businesses and not-for-profit organisations must also:

  • have experienced at