Update 21 December



If you are a small or medium food and beverage business wanting to create or expand your outdoor dining area, you may be eligible for a $5,000 rebate under the NSW Government’s Alfresco Restart package.


The rebate is available to the first 5,000 eligible small or medium food and beverage businesses that register, split between:

  • 3,500 businesses in Greater Sydney

  • 1,500 businesses in New South Wales, outside of Greater Sydney

There are 2 steps involved in the Alfresco Restart rebate:


1. Register for the rebate

  • Businesses must first register to confirm their eligibility.

  • Registrations will close when 5,000 businesses have successfully registered.

2. Claim the rebate

  • Businesses that have successfully registered can claim their rebate from late February 2022 for expenses incurred from 14 October 2021 to 30 April 2022.

  • Registered businesses will receive an email when the claims process opens.

  • Claims must be made by 30 April 2022.

For more info and to register visit: Register for an Alfresco Restart rebate | Service NSW


Source and credit: Service.NSW.gov.au


The Supply Chain Resilience Initiative provides businesses up to $2 million to establish or scale a manufacturing capability or a related activity to address supply chain vulnerabilities for a critical product or input identified in the Sovereign Manufacturing Capability Plan.


Closing date:17 Jan 2022 05:00 PM AEDT

What do you get?


Grants from $50,000 to $2 million.


Who is this for?


A manufacturing business or a business within the manufacturing supply chain for critical products identified in the Sovereign Manufacturing Capability Plan.


Overview


Applicants should demonstrate how their project addresses vulnerabilities identified in the Sovereign Manufacturing Capability Plan- external site, including through investment in new equipment, technology, skills and processes.


Successful applicants and projects will contribute to the program’s goals. The program aims to:

  • improve Australia’s resilience to future supply chain shocks

  • facilitate diversification of supply options and increase investment in the economy

  • enable diversification into export markets and reduce reliance on domestic markets

  • improve collaboration between domestic and international manufacturers and suppliers

  • mitigate supply chain risks for critical products

  • enhance visibility and transparency of the supply chain for critical products

  • accelerate digitalisation and deeper integration of technology

  • optimise supply chain performance.

Eligibility


To be eligible you must:

  • have an Australian Business Number (ABN)

  • be non-income tax-exempt

  • be registered for the Goods and Services Tax (GST)

  • be an entity incorporated in Australia and a trading corporation.

If you are a trading corporation, your trading activities must:

  • form a sufficiently significant proportion of the corporation’s overall activities as to merit it being described as a trading corporation; or

  • form a substantial and not merely peripheral activity of the corporation.

Eligible projects


For your project to be eligible, your application must show:

  • a minimum of $100,000 in eligible project expenditure

  • that you are a manufacturing business or a business within the manufacturing supply chain

  • that your project addresses supply chain vulnerabilities associated with critical product categories identified in the Sovereign Manufacturing Capability Plan- external site

  • evidence from your board (or chief executive officer or equivalent if there is no board) that the project is supported

  • that you can complete the project and meet the costs of the project not covered by grant funding

  • how you will provide your share of project costs.

You will be provided with an accountant declaration template to help you confirm you can fund your share of the project costs, including any ineligible expenditure.


Critical product categories


There are two eligible critical product categories for this grant opportunity:

  • Semiconductors

  • Water Treatment Chemicals

Applying


You should read the grant opportunity guidelines and sample grant agreement before you apply.

To apply, you must submit your application through the online portal. You’ll need to set up an account when you first log into the portal. The portal allows you to apply for and manage a grant or service in a secure online environment.

Source and credit: Business.gov.au


As the ATO approaches annual office closure there are key dates you need to be aware of for the

Small Business Superannuation Clearing House.


These are:

  • 5.30pm AEDT on 15 December 2021 - all Super guarantee (SG) payments received after close of business on this date will be processed from 4 January 2022

  • 28 January 2022 - SG quarterly payments are due

The ATO office and contact centres will be closed from noon Friday 24 December 2021 until 8.00am Tuesday 4 January 2022.


You will not be able to access ATO online systems from 11:30pm AEDT on Monday 27 December 2021 to 7.00am AEDT on Tuesday 4 January 2022.


Source and credit: ATO.gov.au

Just a reminder that our office will be closed for Christmas from;

5.00 pm Wednesday 22nd December 2021 and reopening 8.30 am Thursday 6th January 2022

We wish you and your families a very peaceful Christmas and New Year.

If you wish to arrange a telephone appointment or zoom meeting with one of our team please contact our office either by telephone or email.