Small Business Industry Support Grants are available to help eligible small businesses and not-for-profit organisations trade through the River Murray flooding emergency.
If your business usually operates in the effected area and has experienced a downturn of 30% or more in revenue within the last three months, you could be eligible for a $10,000 grant which could help you:
- pay for your usual business costs such as utilities, rent and staff salaries
- seek financial advice to support your business’ recovery
- make changes to your business so it can operate effectively after the floods
- develop your business and extend reach through marketing and communications
- improve your resilience and future-proof your business for any future challenges
- retain your staff, stay connected and support your existing workforce.
To be eligible for a Small Business Industry Support Grant, you must:
- be a small business or not-for-profit organisation with less than 30 full-time employees (see the guidelines to check the definition)
- hold a valid Australian Business Number (ABN)
- operate your business within the defined disaster area (see the guidelines to check your area)
- demonstrate a decline in revenue of 30% or more in a relevant three-month period (compared to a relevant three-month period in the previous year) as a result of the eligible disaster in the defined disaster area;
- relevant three-month periods include three consecutive months commencing from October 2022 to March 2023 (i.e. Oct - Dec 2022, Nov 2022 - Jan 2023, Dec 2022 - Feb 2023, Jan - Mar 2023, Feb – Apr 2023, Mar– May 2023, or Apr - June 2023);
- relevant three-month period for the Tourism and Hospitality Sector can include the October-December quarter in 2022, compared to the pre-COVID impacted October-December quarter in 2019
- demonstrate a minimum of $10,000 income in the relevant three-month periods of the previous year, or if the business has commenced trading less than 12 months prior to the flood event, then the business must demonstrate that income received was 30% less than anticipated in a flood impacted quarter (and that income received would have been at least $10,000 in a quarter).
If you have been approved for, or received, the recent Early Business Closure Grant, you will not be eligible for the Small Business Industry Support Grant.
All businesses must read the full program guidelines below for more detailed information on the grant program, eligibility, and Terms and Conditions before applying.
Be informed and stay safe
For the most up-to-date information including alerts and warnings, closures, and sandbagging information please visit sa.gov.au.
South Australia State Emergency Services
The South Australian State Emergency Services has a flood and storm information line on 1800 362 361 you can contact for support.
SA Power Networks
SA Power Networks is expecting the flood to impact electricity supply to low-lying properties and infrastructure. Visit SA Power Networks or tune into AM Radio for more information.