The NSW Government has announced the 2022 Small Business Support Program to help businesses survive the impacts of the Omicron COVID-19 strain.
You may be eligible to apply for a payment under this program if you:
- have a business or not-for-profit organisation with a turnover between $75,000 and $50 million (inclusive) for the year ended 30 June 2021 or the year ended 30 June 2020; and
- experienced a decline in turnover of 40% or more due to public health orders or the impacts of Omicron during the month of January 2022, compared to January 2021 or January 2020; and
- experienced a decline in turnover of 40% or more due to the impacts of Omicron from 1 to 14 February 2022, compared to the same fortnight in February in the comparison year used above; and
- maintain your employee headcount as of 30 January 2022.
Eligible businesses and not-for-profit organisations will receive 20% of weekly payroll as a lump sum for the month of February, with a minimum payment of $750 per week up to a maximum payment of $5,000 per week.
Eligible non-employing businesses will receive $500 per week, paid as a lump sum of $2,000.
The 2022 Small Business Support Program is for the month of February only.
More information, including eligibility criteria and how to apply, will be available soon.
If you think you may be eligible for this program, please call or email our office.