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Development and Business

COVID-19 business support

Business grants

Applications are currently closed and applicants will be advised of the outcome in due course.

As part of our $470,000 COVID-19 Recovery Plan we launched the $150,000 business and community COVID-19 recovery grants.

Business grants of $1000 to $3000 are being targeted at micro and small businesses within the tourism, hospitality, retail and creative industries sectors. The grants will provide funding of up to 66% of costs that have or will be incurred by eligible businesses.

The grant monies may be used to cover a range of expenses including, but not limited to:

  • Setting up and buying materials to support COVID Safe Plans or the safe management of operating the business or community group;
  • Assist in matching funds for other grant applications made by the business;
  • Obtain necessary business advice, support or assistance to develop a new business plan;
  • Undertake and support any marketing and promotion activity;
  • Purchasing new inventory, materials or other consumables (for clubs/groups) to operate or commence fundraising activities.

Recognising the entrepreneurialism of the area’s businesses, the grant committee will consider any ideas that support a business or group to be sustainable during the pandemic.

For more information see our COVID-19 Recovery Business Assistance Grant Policy program and rules.

Rate relief

Council has extended rate relief options for Barossa ratepayers impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic.

If you are experiencing hardship as a result of COVID 19 you can apply to defer payment of all outstanding 2019/2020 and 2020/2021 rates and charges until 31 January 2021 without any fines or interest. This also applies to other accrued years’ balances.

Business ratepayer(s) must have been operating prior to 1 January 2020, experienced financial hardship as a result of COVID-19 during the relevant period* and experienced a loss of profitability of at least 30% as verified by a financial counsellor, financial advisor, and/or accountant.

*COVID-19 relevant period: the financial comparison information to be provided with the application between 22 March 2020 to 30 June 2020 as compared to the period prior to COVID-19.

For more information see the 'Extra-Ordinary Provision – COVID-19' within the Rates Hardship Policy.

Apply to defer payment application

Full name
Postal address

This can be found in the bottom left corner of your rates notice

Have you been directly affected by COVID-19? *
Have you first considered Government financial support? *
Please indicate which of the following circumstances apply *

Tick the box/s that apply to you

Provide details of evidence to defer repayments

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