News & Views

11th August 2021

Small Business COVID Hardship Fund

NECA has been keeping a close eye on the Small Business COVID Hardship fund that was announced last week. We've just been informed the criteria and the application process should be announced later this week. 


Small businesses that were not eligible for support under previous programs (ie: solar installers, small electrical and communication contractors locked out of work at occupied premises, etc), and have experienced a 70% reduction in turnover may be eligible for grants of up to $8,000 with this new scheme.