Over $13M handed out to local small businesses

Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast, Adam Crouch, and Minister for Customer Service Victor Dominello

More than 1,300 small business on the Central Coast have now been given a lifeline through the State Government’s Small Business Support Fund.

Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and Member for Terrigal, Adam Crouch, said the grants, which were available between April and June, provided businesses with $10,000 each.

“I am absolutely delighted that Central Coast small businesses have collectively benefitted to the tune of $13.26M,” Crouch said.

“Small business is backbone of our community, and these grants helped cover costs like utilities, council rates, telecommunications bills, insurance payments, wages and more.

“We all want businesses to get through this storm of COVID-19 and I am really pleased that funding from the NSW Government can play a role in taking some pressure off owners, allowing them to spend more time on their operations and reopening their doors to customers.”

Minister for Customer Service, Victor Dominello, said applications for the NSW Government’s new $3,000 Small Business Recovery Grants were now open.

“These grants can be used to pay for things like advertising and marketing costs and are designed to help eligible small businesses shift from survival to revival,” Dominello said.

“Applying for a grant is simple and easy and can be done online via Service NSW.”

Media release, Jul 1 (embargoed)
Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast, Adam Crouch