COVID-19 Retailer Resource Hub

Business support grants to keep you afloat

COVID-19 business grants

We understand there can be a maze of rules and criteria to navigate to apply for grants and support packages. The National Retail Association has a dedicated team who can help you write and apply for grants for a small fee should you require assistance. We have the expertise to support you with breaking down the eligibility, providing training options (if relevant) and completing a competitive submission. Contact us on or on 1800 732 066.


JobMaker Hiring Credit scheme

The JobMaker Hiring Credit scheme is an incentive for businesses to employ additional young job seekers aged 16–35 years. Eligible employers can access the JobMaker Hiring Credit for each eligible additional employee they hire between 7 October 2020 and 6 October 2021.

COVID-19 Disaster Payment

Employees who are unable to earn an income during the lockdown may be able to access the Commonwealth Government’s COVID-19 Disaster Payment.

Payment amounts will vary from $200 to up to $750 depending on the hours of work lost during the lockdown and other eligibility criteria.

More information about the scheme and how to apply is available on the Services Australia website.


Hotline available 8:30am - 5:00pm Monday to Friday with email available outside of hours.

All calls FREE for the first 15 minutes & designed to direct to NRA members towards the next basic financial steps for their business.

Assistance with:

  • Cashflow boosting
  • ATO relief
  • Government grants
  • Stimulus relief
  • Personal budgeting
  • Insolvency & reconstruction
  • Bank relief
  • Lending solutions
  • Cyber security