Updated 15 December.
The Victorian Government has announced a third round of financial support, the Business Resilience Package, to help businesses impacted by ongoing restrictions and prepare for COVID-19 normal business.
The support includes cash grants, tax relief and cashflow support to help business continue and keep Victorians in jobs. If you would like any assistance with applying for a grant or have any questions about your business’ eligibility please contact our team. We are here to help. Call 03 5443 0344 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Grants to support Victorian businesses that must stay closed or operate under restrictions until COVID Normal. Applications are now open. Details are as follows:
To be eligible, businesses must:
To apply you will need:
Click here to apply. Applications will remain open until funds are exhausted or until 23 November 2020, whichever is earlier.
The Sole Trader Support Fund provides grants of up to $3,000 to eligible sole traders in sectors such as retail, accommodation and food services, creative and media, hairdressing, gyms, events, education and training who operate from a commercial premises or location as a tenant.
Businesses in the eligible sectors must:
*‘No employees’ means you are not registered with WorkSafe Victoria for WorkCover Insurance and do not employ anyone other than yourself or employ someone on a casual basis and pay less than $7,500 in annual salary.
Download the full list of eligible sectors here.
Applications are now open. When applying sole traders must provide:
For more information on the grant, eligibility and to apply visit:
Eligible hospitality businesses will receive grants of up to $30,000 based on the location of their premises and maximum patron capacity.
To be eligible for a grant from this program, applicants must:
As well as the grants, liquor license fees will be waived until 2021.
Note: businesses that are eligible for this grant will not be able to claim the business support fund grant as well.
A valid ABN or equivalent will need to be provided for the premises, as well as liquor licence and food Certificate of Registration.
Eligible businesses will receive grant amounts as per the table below:
|Patron Capacity||Eligible Grant Amount||Eligible Grant Amount|
|Metropolitan Melbourne||Regional Victoria|
|101 or more||$30,000||$25,000|
Applications are now open. For full eligibility details and to apply visit: www.business.vic.gov.au/support-for-your-business/grants-and-assistance/business-resilience-package/licensed-hospitality-venue-fund
This grant will close when funds are exhausted or on 23 November 2020, whichever is earlier.
The business resilience package also provides additional funding, tools and resources to help businesses adapt and prepare for reopening under COVID Normal settings.
Eligible businesses can apply for a grant of $5,000 to pay for things like umbrellas, outdoor furniture, screens and other equipment to help with outdoor dining. Grants can also assist businesses with training, marketing and other costs associated with adapting new or expanding existing outdoor dining or entertainment.
Eligibility criteria will include that the applicant:
Applications are now open. For full eligibility details and to apply visit:
This grant will close when funds are exhausted or on 11 December 2020, whichever is earlier.
This is a partnership between the Victorian Government and the City of Melbourne to support Melbourne’s CBD in the lead up to Christmas and during summer. The fund includes:
Applications are now open. For more details and to apply visit: www.melbourne.vic.gov.au/business/grants-tenders/covid-19-business-grants/Pages/covid-19-business-grants.aspx
Grants of up to $20,000 to help alpine businesses pay a service charge to Alpine Resort Management Boards.
More information coming soon.
Grants for Business Chambers and Trader Groups is a grants program to support local business groups and chambers of commerce in helping their members adapt to COVID Normal.
Interested Victorian business chambers and trader groups are invited to submit an expression of interest by completing and submitting the form on this page no later than 5 October 2020.
Eligible groups will then be invited to provide a detailed project proposal for further assessment.
For further details and to complete a preliminary application visit: www.business.vic.gov.au/support-for-your-business/grants-and-assistance/business-resilience-package/grants-for-business-chambers-and-trader-groups
The How we work roadmap shows which sectors will remain closed, restricted or heavily restricted as the state slowly reopens.
We have found the documents very helpful and encourage you to refer to them when needing clarification on the steps.
Please contact us if you have any questions on 03 5443 0344 or email email@example.com