City Business Saver Grant

City Business Saver Grant

What is the City Business Saver Grant?

The City Business Saver Grant is a program to help micro or small business based in the CBD or North Adelaide that has been negatively impacted by COVID-19 restrictions.

 

Background

As part of Reignite Adelaide, the City of Adelaide is offering the City Business Saver Grant to support micro and small businesses in the city that have been impacted by COVID-19 restrictions.

Eligible businesses can apply for a cash reimbursement equivalent to 50% of the third quarter 2021-22 financial year rate. Applications are open to any small business that operates in the City of Adelaide and meets the eligibility requirements.

 

Eligible Projects

Grants are provided to support eligible businesses that have been adversely impacted by restrictions enacted by State or Commonwealth government due to COVID-19.

Grant use may include, but is not limited to:

  • meeting business costs, including utilities, salaries, and/or rent;
  • obtaining financial, legal or other advice to support business continuity planning;
  • developing the business through marketing and communications activities; and / or
  • other supporting activities related to the operation of the business.

 

Eligible Applicants

The Restriction Period commenced at 12:01 am on Monday 27 December 2021 and concludes at 11:59 pm on Thursday 31 March 2022.

To be eligible for the Grant a business must, as at the commencement of the Grant Period:

  • Have a valid and active Australian business number (ABN) 
  • Have been carrying on the operation of a business in South Australia.
  • Have been registered for the GST.
  • Have had a total Australian grouped payroll of less than $10 million in the 2019–20 or 2020–21 financial year.
  • Not have been engaged in illegal activities.
  • The business must have a physical presence i.e. be a ‘bricks and mortar’ business located within the City of Adelaide local government area.
  • Have had a physical presence i.e. be a ‘bricks and mortar’ business located within the City of Adelaide local government area.
  • Have been physically located within a non-residential premises in the City of Adelaide local government area for a period of at least six months. Note: residential premises and vacant land are not considered a non-residential premises for the purpose of the Grant.
  • Have employed between 1 to 20 employees*.
  • As a tenant, have paid rates between $0 to $15,000.
  • The business must not be a government entity, organisation or subsidiary.
  • Not be in receipt of 100% rebate under the Local Government Act 1999 (SA).
  • Only one assessment application per business will be accepted.

In addition:

For businesses that commenced operations before 1 December 2020:

  • For businesses that commenced trading prior to 2019–20:

    As a consequence of COVID-19 restrictions between 27 December 2021 (beginning of restrictions) and 9 January 2022, a business must have experienced a reduction in turnover of at least 30 per cent for the consecutive two-week period when compared to the same two-week period (i.e. 27 December to 9 January) in 2019-20.
  • For businesses that commenced trading in 2019–20 or 2020–21 (before 1 December 2020):

    As a consequence of COVID-19 restrictions between 27 December 2021 (beginning of restrictions) and 9 January 2022, a business must have experienced a reduction in turnover of at least 30 per cent for the consecutive two-week period when compared to the same two-week period (i.e. 27 December to 9 January) in 2019-20 or 2020-21.

For businesses that commenced operations on or after 1 December 2020:

  • As a consequence of COVID-19 restrictions between 27 December 2021 (beginning of restrictions) and 9 January 2022, a business must have experienced a reduction in turnover of at least 30 per cent when compared to the average fortnightly turnover between when the business commenced and 30 November 2021.

 

Timing

Applications close 31 March 2022.

 

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