Posted July 6, 2021
HABA understands that these are the most trying of times for salon owners across the country, with repeated government shutdown orders in different states across Australia. All small business owners are struggling to make ends meet and there are a number of different ways that state and federal governments are tackling economic hardship during the pandemic.
State governments particularly are offering a suite of grants for small businesses, including salons, to ensure that they stay afloat during these unprecedented times. Below HABA have broken down the grants available state-by-state to ensure that salon owners know what support measures are available to them in their business location. Together we can get through this.
For personalised advice on your business and what government measures you are applicable for during the Covid-19 Crisis, HABA Members can call our team of legal specialists on (02) 9221 9911 and press option 2. Alternatively, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org and one of our team will be in touch as soon as they possibly can. Please bear in mind that this is a time of extremely high demand for HABA, and allow time for us to respond to your request.
Services Australia Business Hub. We recommend that all salon owners register for the Services Australia Business Hub + create a profile with their state-level Service agency. This will ensure that you are kept up-to-date with the latest information for business owners and are aware of new grants and rebates as they occur.
JobMaker Hiring Credit scheme. The JobMaker Hiring Credit scheme is an incentive for businesses to employ additional young job seekers aged 16–35 years. Eligible employers can access the JobMaker Hiring Credit of up to $200 a week – for each eligible employee aged 16 to 29 years old and up to $100 a week – for each eligible employee aged 30 to 35 years old for each eligible additional employee they hire between 7 October 2020 and 6 October 2021. Read more here.
The Boosting Apprenticeship Commencements Wage Subsidy. Any business or Group Training Organisation that engages an Australian Apprentice between 5 October 2020 and 31 March 2022 may be eligible for a subsidy of 50 per cent of wages paid to a new or recommencing apprentice or trainee for a 12-month period from the date of commencement, to a maximum of $7,000 per quarter. There is no cap on the number of eligible trainees/apprentices. Read more here.
SME Recovery Loan Scheme. The Government’s SME Recovery Loan Scheme is designed to support the economic recovery, and to provide continued assistance, to businesses that received JobKeeper and also to businesses that are eligible flood-affected businesses. The Scheme builds on the framework established in the two phases of the Coronavirus SME Guarantee Scheme, and is only open to recipients of the JobKeeper payment between 4 January 2021 and 28 March 2021 and businesses that are located or operating in eligible Local Government Areas (LGAs) impacted by the floods in March 2021. Loans are available from 1 April 2021 until 31 December 2021. Read more here.
Financial Counselling to Support Small Regional Business. The program aims to help eligible small businesses understand their financial position, identify options and implement plans to improve their long-term financial viability. Read more here.
NEW SOUTH WALES
Small business fees and charges rebate. Eligible businesses or not-for-profits only need to apply for the rebate once, but can submit multiple claims until the full value of $1500 is reached. This can include business expenses like your vehicle, equipment and registrations. Read more here.
NSW Business Concierge. A business concierge can guide you through changes to regulations and assistance available to small businesses. Read more here.
Small Business COVID-19 Support Grant. Available to businesses and sole traders with a turnover of more than $75,000 per annum but below the NSW Government 2020 21 payroll tax threshold of $1,200,000 as at 1 July 2020. Read more here.
COVID-19 Tax Relief Measures NSW. Tax relief support is available for New South Wales businesses impacted by COVID-19. Read more here.
Business Recovery and Resilience Mentoring VIC. The Business Recovery and Resilience Mentoring program provides small businesses with up to f4 x 2-hour mentoring sessions with an experienced professional to help them navigate the economic challenges posed by restrictions to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Read more here.
Wellbeing and Mental Health Support for Victorian Small Businesses. This program provides small business owners with the mental health support they need to navigate through the impacts of COVID-19. Read more here.
Inner-City Business Support VIC. Inner-City Business Support provides businesses in Melbourne CBD, Southbank and Docklands with access to free one-on-one advisory support and a learning hub. Read more here.
Small Business Digital Adaptation Grant VIC. The Small Business Digital Adaptation Grant provides sole traders, micro and small businesses with a rebate of $1200 and free digital adaptation training and workshops on selected digital management tools. Read more here.
COVIDSafe Deep Cleaning Rebate VIC. The COVIDSafe Deep Cleaning Rebate provides small and medium-sized businesses with a A rebate grant amount of up to 80% of the cleaning costs to a maximum of $10,000 to help offset the costs of hiring professional cleaning services to conduct a decontamination clean. Read more here.
COVID-19 Tax Relief Measures VIC. Tax relief support is available for Victorian businesses impacted by COVID-19. Read more here.
Small Business Skills Hub QLD. The Small Business Skills Hub provides COVID-19 impacted small businesses with free online training and learning opportunities to aid them in their recovery process. Read more here
State Land Rent Relief – COVID-19 Assistance QLD
The Queensland government has introduced a scheme to provide land rent relief to businesses impacted by COVID-19. Read more here.
Small Business COVID-19 Adaption Grant Program QLD
The Small Business COVID-19 Adaption Grant Program provides small and micro businesses with Funding of up to $10,000 to help them adapt and sustain their operations. Read more here.
Apprenticeship and Traineeship Re-engagement Incentive WA. The Apprenticeship and Traineeship Re-engagement Incentive provides a one-off payment of $6000 for an apprentice and $3000 for a trainee to businesses who employ an apprentice or trainee whose training contract was terminated or cancelled by a previous employer on or after 1 March 2020. Read more here.
COVID-19 Relief: Payroll Tax WA. The WA government is providing Payroll tax support measures and a one-off grant of $17,500 to eligible businesses that have been impacted by COVID-19. Read more here.
Business Growth Loan Scheme TAS. This scheme provides businesses with concessional Loans from $20,000 to $3 million to help them develop and transition to sustainable post-COVID-19 operating models. Read more here.
COVID-19 Tax Relief Measures TAS. Tax relief support is available for Tasmanian businesses impacted by COVID-19. Read more here.
Business Vehicle Registration Relief Package TAS. The Business Vehicle Registration Relief Package provides small businesses that have been significantly impacted by COVID-19 with vehicle registration savings and deferrals. Read more here.
COVID Clean Infection Control Training SA. This accredited program provides South Australian business owners, supervisors and employees with infection control training. Read more here.
COVID-19 Tax Relief Measures SA. Tax relief support is available for South Australian businesses impacted by COVID-19. Read more here.
Skilling South Australia. Skilling South Australia provides several initiatives so businesses can access extra support to continue skills training their apprentices through the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more here.
Small Business Survival Payment NT.The Small Business Survival Payment provides funding to small businesses significantly impacted by COVID-19 to help them survive, adapt and prepare for the economic rebound. Funding of between $2,000 to $20,000. Read more here.
CANBERRA / ACT
Economic Survival Package ACT. The ACT government is delivering an economic package of various support measures to help small businesses survive the impacts of COVID-19. Read more here.
Grants offer salon owners a fantastic opportunity to receive income from state governments that could literally mean life or death for their businesses and staff. These state-level grants, combined with Federal Government support packages, will ensure the survival of our industry and salon owners in business. Apply for anything you believe you are eligible for – we could all use the helping hand.
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