The South Australian Government has introduced a Tourism, Hospitality and Gym Grant to support businesses impacted by the health restrictions in place from 27 December 2021 in South Australia.
Businesses with national payrolls of less than $10 million in eligible tourism/hospitality sectors, gyms and other businesses required to operate under the 1 person per 7 square metre density restriction that have already received the COVID-19 Additional Business Support Grant will receive an automatic payment of:
- $3,000 for employing businesses with turnover less than $2 million in 2019-20 or 2020-21
- $10,000 for employing businesses with turnover of greater than $2 million in 2019-20 or 2020-21 (tourism and hospitality sectors only)
- $1,000 for non-employing businesses
- Additional grant for businesses operating in CBD (employing and non-employing): $1,000
The abovementioned automatic payments will be made in the week beginning 4 January 2022.
Businesses that fall outside the hospitality and tourism sector (e.g. gyms) with a turnover exceeding $2 million will have the opportunity to apply for equivalent relief via a separate application process for the Tourism, Hospitality and Gym Grant – turnover based payment (see eligibility guidelines for further information).
The Tourism, Hospitality and Gym Grant – turnover based payment provides further relief to those businesses that fall within the eligible ANZSIC codes (and those businesses required to operate under the 1 person per 7 square metre density restriction) and have experienced a 30 per cent or more decline in turnover for the period from 27 December to 9 January compared to the comparable period in 2019-20 (or 2020-21 if the business did not operate in 2019-20).
The value of the Tourism, Hospitality and Gym Grant – turnover based payment is consistent with the amounts listed above. This means an employing CBD business with a turnover of greater than $2 million would be eligible to receive $22,000 across the automatic and turnover based payment.
Applications for the turnover based payment will be opening shortly through the Department of Treasury and Finance application portal. Applications will close on 31 March 2022.
If you have any questions regarding the grant, please contact the COVID-19 Support Fund