As the state begins to open up, residents and businesses can enjoy eased restrictions with welcomed warmer months.
There are a range of new funding options and cash grants available to businesses who have been impacted by recent lockdowns. These include:
Below we have simplified the support available to help you understand what you may be eligible for.
If you have any questions, would like assistance with applying for funding or are after a second opinion please contact us. We are here to help and have helped thousands of businesses in the last 18 months to receive funding they are eligible for. Call us on 03 5443 0344 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Construction – Business Costs Assistance Program
WHAT: A one-off payment from $2,000 to $8,400, depending on payroll size:
WHO: Eligible Victorian sole traders and businesses must:
Employing businesses must also:
Applcations are now open until Tuesday 9 November 2021.
Creative industry grant – Sustaining Creative Workers
WHAT: Grants of up to $10,000.
Up to $2,500 in additional access funding is available for applications from Deaf and Disabled creatives, artists, arts workers, and disability-led organisations/businesses.
Recipients can use their grant for activities such as but not limited to:
WHO: Eligible applicants can work in any creative discipline, including those who support creative activity such as producers and technicians. Applicants can be at any stage of their professional career or business.
Applications are now open under two rounds, closing 26 October and 22 November 2021.
Grants for outdoor area activation – COVIDSafe Outdoor Activation Voucher Program
WHAT: Grants of $2,000 for places that spend at least that amount to support initiatives such as outdoor hospitality and entertainment.
Hairdressers, beauty services, retail shops, dance studios and gyms will also be eligible to apply for vouchers to join in harnessing the opportunities of kerbside trading.
The vouchers will be valid for expenses including purchasing and hiring marquees, screens and umbrellas, obtaining insurance and promoting outdoor operations.
The fund will also help councils to provide immediate assistance to businesses to operate outdoors, through physical improvements such as new street furniture, landscaping, marquees, planter boxes and public art, as well as entertainment to bring our outdoor precincts to life.
Funding breakdown: Funding will be allocated based on the level of business activity, with:
We will update this page when applications open. For full details see the button below.
First Peoples’ COVID-19 Business Support Fund
WHAT: $6,000 grant
Grants can be used to:
WHO: This fund is open to Victorian Aboriginal businesses (including sole traders and self-employed businesses) that meet all of the following criteria:
Charitable organisations, community organisations, co-operatives and Australian public companies are not eligible for funding under this program.
Applications are now open and close Tuesday 7 December 2021. For full details and to apply click the button below.
NBN regional and remote business grants
WHAT: $10,000 – $25,000 grants for businesses in a range of industries, located in regional and remote areas. The grants are to encourage investment in technology-led ideas, with the aim of facilitating and supporting further growth.
WHO: The grants program is for seven specific categories and an overall Champion award. Categories include:
Businesses eligible for the grants will include those who are:
Applications close 30 November. For full details and to apply click the button below:
COVIDSafe Deep Cleaning Rebate
WHAT: A rebate of up to 80% of deep cleaning costs capped to $10,000 ($12,500 cost total).
The rebate is to cover the cost of hiring professional cleaning services to conduct a ‘deep clean’ or ‘decontamination clean’ of business premises or worksite where it has been an exposure site.
WHO: To be eligible businesses must:
This rebate is ongoing with no end date currently. For more details and to apply click the button for more:
If you have any questions or would like assistance please don’t hesitate to contact our team.
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