NSW Government $10,000 Grant

28 April 2020

If your businesses has been highly impacted by the Public Health (COVID-19 Restrictions on Gathering and Movement) Order 2020 you may be eligible for a $10,000 grant from the NSW Government.


To be eligible for the grant your business must:

  • be based in NSW
  • be a small business (see guidelines)
  • be registered with an ABN as at 1 March 2020 
  • have an annual turnover of more than $75,000
  • employ 1-19 full-time workers as at 1 March 2020  
  • have a payroll below the NSW 2019-2020 payroll tax threshold of $900,000 
  • have been highly impacted by the Public Health (COVID-19 Restrictions on Gathering and Movement) Order 2020  effective on 31 March 2020.
  • have experienced at least 75% decline in turnover compared to the same two-week period in 2019, as a result of COVID-19 (for businesses that have been in operation for less than 12 months, refer to the guidelines

Accessing the Grant

Before you start:

  • To access the grant you will need to be an authorised associate of your business such as a director, trustee, partner or sole trader
  • You will need proof of identity information such as your NSW drivers licence and Medicare Card
  • You will need your business' ABN
  • You will need to login to your Service NSW online account here. If you do not have an account, you can create one here.
  • Once you are logged in to your Service NSW account, click on this link to begin the application: https://www.service.nsw.gov.au/transaction/apply-small-business-covid-19-support-grant

Information you will need to provide in the application:

  • The industry your business operates in
  • Turnover information for a period of two weeks since the 30th of March 2020 and comparative turnover information for the same period in 2019 to demonstrate a 75% downturn
  • Number of full-time permanent employees you had as at 1 March, 2020
  • Details of gross wages paid
  • Details of how the funds will be used
  • A digital copy of your most recent Business Activity Statement
  • An accountant's letter must be provided for small businesses that are not on the list of highly impacted industries outlined under Attachment A of the guidelines here: https://www.service.nsw.gov.au/small-business-covid-19-support-grant-guidelines