The State & Federal Governments have now announced various cash funding for employees and small businesses that have been affected by the current Lockdowns.
COVID-19 Disaster Payment
This scheme provides $375 per week for those workers who have lost between 8 and less than 20 hours’ work, or have lost a full day of work, and $600 per week if a person has lost over 20 hours’ work.
Application is via your MyGov account from Wednesday 28th July 2021, with payments weekly in arrears.
For more details see https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/individuals/services/centrelink/covid-19-disaster-payment
Services NSW has opened the online application process.
The two Grants and links to the application forms follow:
2021 JobSaver Payment
2021 Covid 19 Micro Business Grant
Support is also available if you are impacted by the Victorian and SA lockdowns.
South Australian small and medium-sized businesses forced to close as a result of the state’s lockdown (beginning 20 July 2021) may be eligible for a $3,000 emergency cash grant as part of a major financial assistance package announced by the Government of South Australia.
Small businesses who don’t employ staff (ie. sole traders) may be eligible for $1000.
The $100 million Business Support Package will assist an estimated 50,000 eligible SMEs to cover ongoing operating costs such as rent, power bills, supplier and raw material costs and other fees.
The Victorian Government has announced new cash grants for businesses impacted by the lockdown declared on 15 July 2021.
The cash grants will be paid automatically to businesses that successfully received a grant from the Business Costs Assistance Program Round Two or the Licensed Hospitality Venue Fund 2021 (including regional businesses). See the info sheets below.
Support is available for individuals as well as businesses. Full details are available at the links below. These information sheets have been shared with members by the association’s auditors, Page Harrision & Co
What lock down support is available to business in NSW?
What lock down support is available in Victoria?
What Lockdown Support is Available – All Individuals?