COVID-19 Micro and Small Business – Border Closure Critical Support Grant

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The new COVID-19 Micro and Small Business Border Closure Critical Support Grant program is targeted at micro and small businesses operating in the tourism, hospitality, arts and events, seafood and transport (hire car, coach tours) sectors, and other business that have suffered severe hardship as a result of the lockdowns and border restrictions that are in place in other states.

The support program will be available to businesses that have suffered a significant reduction** in turnover as a direct result of lockdowns and border closures in other states, as a result of:

  • A reduction in the number of visitors being able to travel to Tasmania; and/or
  • A reduction in the ability to provide, sell or import/export goods and services.

The grant program will remain open for applications until  2:00 pm Thursday 23 September 2021

** Reduction in turnover will be for a comparative period prior to and after 26 June 2021.

How to demonstrate your reduction in turnover

To demonstrate you have experienced a reduction in turnover of at least 30 per cent as a direct consequence of the lockdowns and border closure restrictions in other states, you must:

  • Select any minimum two week consecutive period within this time frame: 26 June 2019 – 22 September 2021
  • Compare that to the equivalent period within this time frame: 27 June 2021 – 22 September 2021.

Here are a couple of examples, noting the dates in both periods must be the same:

1 July 2020 – 15 July 2020 compared with 1 July 2021 – 15 July 2021.

1 August 2019 – 31 August 2019 compared with 1 August 2021 – 31 August 2021.

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