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Small Business Industry Support Grants - FAQs

What kind of activity is this grant intended to support?

The Small Business Industry Support Grant was established by the South Australian Government to help eligible small businesses and not-for-profit organisations trade through the River Murray flooding emergency.

If your business usually operates in the affected 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.

How can I demonstrate my eligibility?

To receive a Small Business Industry Support Grant, you must demonstrate that you were operating a small business or not-for-profit organisation in a defined disaster area, and that the flooding event has resulted in your revenue declining at least 30 per cent over a relevant three-month period (October – December 2022 or January – March 2023).

Appropriate evidence of this business downturn may include—

  • a copy of a business activity statement
  • bank or income statements validated by an accountant

for the relevant quarter/s and the comparison quarter/s in the previous year.

For full eligibility requirements, view the Small Business Industry Support Grants Guidelines.