The Western Australian Government has announced targeted grants to assist small businesses affected by the recent Perth and Peel lockdown.
The Small Business Lockdown Assistance Grants program will provide assistance of $2,000 to small businesses in the Perth and Peel region in industry sectors most severely impacted by the recent three-day lockdown and subsequent restrictions.
The grants are intended to offset some of the direct costs of the lockdown and business closure, such as loss of perishable goods or cancellations.
Who is eligible?
The Small Business Lockdown Assistance Grants program will provide support to an estimated 15,000 small businesses to cover direct costs and lost bookings due to cancellations.
Eligible businesses must have an Australia-wide payroll of less than $4 million and be registered for GST, unless they have an ATO exemption. They should also be able to demonstrate losses incurred for perishable goods, cancellations or other unforeseen costs as a result of the ANZAC Day long weekend lockdown and subsequent restrictions.
- Expression of Interest open – closed
- Online applications open – 26 May
- Grants distributed – June-July
Visit smallbusiness.wa.gov.au/coronavirus for more information on how to manage disruption to your business as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
This article is republished from the Small Business Development Corporation (SBDC) website. The SBDC is a WA State Government agency that supports small business. Please read the disclaimer before relying on this information, which has been developed primarily with Western Australian businesses in mind.