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Job Accelerator Grant Scheme

Overview

This program aims to encourage South Australian businesses to employ additional full-time, part-time and casual employees, and maintain them for at least 12 months.

There are two type of grants available:
1. Job Accelerator Grant
- Grants of up to $10,000 for every new job created, or up to $15,000 for every new eligible apprentice or trainee position created.
- The grant will be distributed over two years - up to $5,000 per year - and will be paid at the first and second anniversary date of employment. An additional grant will also be distributed over two years - up to $2,500 per year.

2. Job Accelerator Grant for Small Business & Start-ups
- Grants of up to $4,000 for every new job created, or up to $9,000 for every new eligible apprentice or trainee position created.
- The grant will be distributed over two years - $2,000 per year - and will be paid at the first and second anniversary date of employment. An additional will also be distributed over two years - up to $2,500 per year.

The new job must have commenced between 1 July 2016 and 30 June 2018 inclusive. Businesses must register an additional employee within 90 days of the employee’s commencement date.

A total funding pool of $109 million will be available over three years starting 2016-17.

As announced in the 2017-18 State Budget, businesses that register a new employee for both levels of the Job Accelerator Grant (JAG) will receive an extra $5,000 if the person employed is an apprentice or trainee.

Who Can Apply?

Eligible applicants include businesses that must:
- Employ a new position between 1 July 2016 and 30 June 2018 (inclusive).
- Maintain the new position for at least 12 months.
- Register the new employee within 90 days of their commencement.
- Have Australian taxable wages below $5 million, across the group. (For Job Accelerator Grant)
- Have Australian taxable wages below $600,000, across the group, or be exempt from payroll tax in South Australia. (For Job Accelerator Grant for Small Business and Start-ups)

Please refer to the Factsheet for the complete eligibility requirements.

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Documentation Uploaded
Media Release 2017-12-07 Download
Web Overview 2018-06-12 Download
Web Overview 2018-09-12 Download
FAQs 2018-09-12 Download
Factsheet 2018-12-12 Download

Use these documents as a guide only - always get the latest direct from the Administrator

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Category
Business
Dates
Status Pending
Opening Date 7 Jul 2016
Closing Information
The next funding round is yet to be announced.

Value
Funding Type Grant
Max.Funding $10,000
Total Funding Pool $109M
Co-contribution Yes
Competitive Yes
Eligible Activities
Activities
Training / Employment
Who Can Apply?
Location
South Australia
Industries
General - Non-Industry Specific
Difficulty Rating
Administrator
Tier State
Department
Department of Treasury and Finance
Contacts
Program Administrator
RevenueSA
Telephone
0882262210
Email
jobsgrant@sa.gov.au
General WebsiteVisit
Program Website Visit