Last updated 28 May 2020
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This page covers the following topics, click on the heading below to be directed to that specific section on the page:
$10,00 Support Grants
Compressed Air System Support
Create NSW Initiatives and Funding
Creative Kids Digital Small Business Grant Program
Emergency Supplies Registration Scheme
Gaming Machine Tax
Health Advice & Mental Wellbeing
Liquor and Gaming NSW
Lotteries & Keno
Parking Space Levy
Payroll Tax Changes
Personal Protective Equipment Needs
Personalised Business Support
NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI)
NSW DPI Webportal
New Tools Helping Farmers Secure JobKeeper
Renting Government Owned Properties
Reopening of State Forests for NSW Hunter
SafeWork NSW Mental Health at Work
Small Business Recovery
The NSW Government has announced a variety of initiatives to support businesses as a result of COVID-19, these include:
Applications close 1 June 2020
If your small business or non-profit organisation has experienced a significant decline in revenue as a result of COVID-19, you may be eligible for a small business support grant of up to $10,000.
This grant supports the ongoing operations of small businesses highly impacted from the COVID-19 pandemic following the NSW Public Health Order of 30 March 2020. Funds may only be used for unavoidable business expenses that are not supported by other government funding.
Eligibility criteria applies, click here for more information.
Compressed air or steam systems often run very inefficiently and yours could be costing you a lot more than it needs to. The NSW Government have extended their compressed air and steam offers to 3 July 2020 to help more manufacturers. You can get up to $5,000 to install metering on your compressed air system and up to $11,000 in support from pre-qualified suppliers for system services including air use reviews, air leak surveys, steam trap audits and thermal imaging. Click here to learn more.
To support independent artists and small to medium arts, screen and cultural organisations impacted by COVID-19, Create NSW is implementing a number of measures. This includes accommodation assistance, new support for creatives to engage with online platforms, and a suite of initiatives that provide employment and development opportunities, and audience engagement and skill-sharing for arts, screen and cultural organisations and individuals across the State.
Click here for more information.
Applications open Wednesday 6 May 2020 and close Tuesday 30 June 2020 (or before this date if funds are expended)
Supporting Creative Kids Providers to transition their programs and business models from in-person to online and digital delivery, while continuing to meet the objectives of the Creative Kids Program. Providers can apply for up to $5,000 for project expenses, including equipment, to support digital and online skills development and the delivery of online arts and cultural program/s for which Creative Kids vouchers are accepted.
Your activity must commence at least five weeks from the date you submit your application and be completed by 31 December 2020. Click here for more information.
The NSW Government established a new e-learning platform which will incorporate new courses, training offers and resources. The training courses are available to upskill your team with flexible online learning modules, click here to browse the available resources.
The NSW Government is seeking expressions of interest from NSW businesses who can supply or make components of urgently needed medical equipment and sanitation aids, including:
The supply constraints affecting personal protective equipment (PPE) and disinfectant are expected to continue for at least 12 months.
Click here to find out more.
The NSW government is funding energy coaches to give your business a one-on-one check-up. An energy coach will identify what is guzzling energy. They can show you ways to cut costs and emissions and help you apply for government funding to do it. Click here to learn more.
Businesses like restaurants, bars, pubs, clubs, hotels, bottle shops (with three or less outlets) and most other licensed venues will benefit from the following being waived:
The NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) Primary Industries Liaison Team is continuing to support and inform primary producers and industry affected by the impacts and challenges of COVID-19.
Contact the Primary Industries Liaison Team directly at email@example.com to ask about individual business or industry circumstances. Some key topics the Liaison team is currently working on include:
Visit the COVID-19 webportal on the NSW DPI website for the latest updates and information for producers and industry.
The webportal is structured around cross-industry challenges, and shares the pathways and information provided by DPI to overcome these. Since launch, the COVID-19 webportal has had in excess of 142,000 views.
Visit the webportal for regularly updated information, including:
Click here for more information.
Get guidance for your business with the Business Concierge service. The Business Concierge can help you if your business has been impacted by the NSW bushfires and/or COVID-19. The concierge can:
Deferral of rents for 6 months for commercial tenants with less than 20 employees in all Government-owned properties.
For information about the things employers can do to minimise workplace mental health strain for employees during COVID-19, including how to support employees who are working remotely, visit COVID-19 pandemic and Mental health at work.
NSW Government has put together a Get Back to Business guide for businesses recovering from disaster. Take a look at the guide for an insight into the process of recovery and steps your small business should take. Click here to download the free guide.