2021 Covid-19 Micro Business Grants – Apply Now!

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2021 Covid-19 micro-business grants - applications are open

If you’re a micro-business (small business, sole trader or not-for-profit organisation with aggregated annual turnover between $30,000 and $75,000) impacted by the recent COVID-19 restrictions, you may be eligible to apply for Micro Business Grant.

Application will close at 11.59pm on 18 October 2021.

Micro Business Grant

  • A fortnightly payment of $1,500 to cover business expenses for the duration of the Greater Sydney lockdown
  • Payments will be made in arrears with the first payment backdated to 26 June 2021


  • Have an active Australian Business Number (ABN) registered in, or demonstrate your business was primarily operating in, NSW as at 1 June 2021
  • Have had aggregated annual turnover between $30,000 and $75,000 for the year ended 30 June 2020
  • Have experienced a decline in turnover of 30% or more due to the public health orders
    • Over a minimum 2-week period within the Greater Sydney lockdown
    • Commmenced 26 June 2021 and due to end 30 July 2021
    • Compared to the same period in 2019
  • Have business costs for which no other government support is available
  • Have not applied for either the 2021 COVID-19 business grant or the JobSaver payment
  • Maintain your employee headcount as at 13 July 2021 while receiving payments from this grant, if you’re an employing business
  • Have this business as your primary income source, if you’re a non-employing business such as a sole trader


  • Non-employing businesses are not eligible to apply for this grant if anyone associated with the business or who derives income from it has received the Commonwealth COVID-19 disaster payment
  • For employing businesses, your employees can receive Commonwealth COVID-19 disaster payments if you receive this grant
  • Businesses that received the $1,500 small business fees and charges rebate can apply for this grant

Evidence to support eligibility

When applying for this grant, you must:

  • Declare that you meet the eligibility criteria
  • Submit evidence of:
    • Your business’ decline in turnover of 30% or more over a minimum 2-week period within the Greater Sydney lockdown
    • An aggregated annual turnover between $30,000 and $75,000 for the year ended 30 June 2020
  • Lodge other supporting documents, as required, to demonstrate you meet the eligibility criteria.

Where required, evidence must be in the form of a:

  • Letter from a qualified accountant, registered tax agent or registered BAS agent, or
  • Business bank account statement, or
  • Business activity statement (BAS), or
  • Australian income tax return or Notice of Assessment

If you have queries on Covid-19 Micro-Business Grants, please contact the accountants at our Sydney office

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