Following on from the recent Circuit Breaker Lockdown, the Victorian Government has released an additional $143 million package to support eligible businesses.
It is IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT THESE NEW GRANTS ARE ONLY AVAILABLE FOR A VERY SELECT GROUP OF INDUSTRIES.
These include Hospitality, Food Wholesaling, Tourism, Events & Related Services and Florists. For a more concise list, please click the List of Industry Codes to see if your business is eligible.
There are three new Government Grants available:
The details of these grants are summarised below.
This is a $2000 one off Grant for eligible businesses with an annual payroll of up to $3 million whether they have employees or not. If your business industry code is on this List of Industry Codes you are eligible to receive the $2000 Business Cost Assistance Program Grant.
Your business must have experienced direct costs due to the circuit breaker action announced on 12 February 2021. These costs incurred do not necessarily have to be up to the value of $2000 to receive the full $2000 Grant.
How do I apply?
If you received a grant through the Licenced Hospitality Fund last year you will be automatically eligible for the additional $3000 grant.
You DO NOT NEED TO APPLY for this payment. You will be contacted by the Victorian Government with further information.
This is an expansion on the Regional Tourism Accommodation Support Program from last year. It is being offered as a two tier program.
The Victorian Accommodation Support Program will open soon. You can register your interest in this program by clicking this link Victorian Accommodation Support Program
Almost every Victorian business was affected by these latest circuit breaker lockdowns but unfortunately the Government have only issued these funding options for the specific business Industries as listed above.
For those of you who will not be receiving any assistance in this round of Grants, we feel your frustration. If there is anything you think we can help you or your business with, please reach out. We are back in the office and while we still offer virtual meetings, we are now available for face to face meetings as well if you prefer.