Member for Vaucluse Gabrielle Upton MP today welcomed news that small businesses in industries highly impacted by COVID-19 have more time to submit applications for up to $10,000 in Small Business Support grants to help pay for unavoidable expenses.
Ms Upton said, “The grants have already provided more than $400 million in assistance and this extension will mean more NSW small businesses will have a chance to apply for this important funding.
“Our community is home to so many small businesses, and I encourage owners and operators affected by COVID-19 to submit an application.”
Treasurer Dominic Perrottet said “Already more than 40,000 small businesses have applied for the grants and we’re looking forward to seeing this number grow over the next month and getting more support into the hands of those businesses who need it most.
“With the grants set to close at the end of June, we’re now turning our attention from response to recovery and are looking at how we best support our businesses to reopen and welcome more customers."
Minister for Finance and Small Business Damien Tudehope said the grants were part of the NSW Government’s response strategy aimed at supporting small businesses.
“Small businesses are the backbone of our state and support tens of thousands of local jobs and we are committed to easing the burden of COVID-19 on our mum and dad business owners and entrepreneurs.”
The criteria for the Small Business Support Fund grants and online application form is available here: https://www.service.nsw.gov.au/transaction/apply-small-business-covid-19-support-grant. Applications must be received by 11.59pm 30 June 2020.
For more information about what other assistance might be available, please visit service.nsw.gov.au/covid-19 and use the assistance tool. To learn more about the NSW Government’s COVID-19 stimulus measures, please visit nsw.gov.au/covid-19.
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