South Australian small businesses have benefited greatly, with a much needed emergency cash boost
More than 18,700 small businesses and not-for-profit organisations in South Australia have benefited from a $10,000 emergency cash grant to help them survive and trade through the COVID-19 pandemic. This has in turn supported nearly 100,000 local jobs across more than 420 local industries.
The significant financial stimulus is part of the Marshall Government’s $1 billion economic stimulus package. It has boosted many retail services in the process. Among the industries to benefit include:
- Cafes and restaurants ($13.5m + 10,980 jobs)
- Hairdressing and beauty services ($8.26m + 3,477 jobs)
- Takeaway food services ($6.62m + 4,172 jobs)
Other industries that received the government grants which totalled $187 million include hotels, pubs and clubs, gyms and fitness centres, travel agents, builders, vets, meat processors, manufacturers, fruit growers, childcare centres, aged care residential services – even beekeepers.