Small Business Hardship Grant Program

About this report or communique

Report of the Auditor-General No. 9 of 2020-21: COVID-19 Support Measures – Small Business Hardship Grant Program

The objective of the review was to form a reasonable assurance conclusion on the effectiveness of State Growth’s implementation and management of the Program.

The audit examined:

  • the design of the Program
  • the process for assessing applications against the assessment criteria and awarding of funding
  • reviews requested by unsuccessful applicants who believed their application had been unfairly assessed
  • communication with applicants.

The audit did not examine controls around payments to successful applicants.