Did you know that on 10 July the Victorian Government expanded their criteria for their Business Support Fund to help small businesses in the sectors hardest hit by the Covid-19 pandemic so they can survive and keep people in work?
The return to Stage 3 Stay at Home restrictions mean that some businesses within metropolitan Melbourne or Mitchell Shire are either restricted in their operations or can no longer operate.
Businesses operating within metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire that are affected by the return to Stay at Home restrictions may be eligible for a one-off, $5,000 grant under the Business Support Fund – Expansion program.
Businesses can apply where they meet all the criteria listed below. They must:
Grant funds, for example, may be used to assist the business with:
Businesses that have received funding from other components of the Victorian Government’s Economic Survival Package are eligible to apply for this program.
Business owners that do not employ people (non-employing businesses) are not eligible for funding through this program.
More information can be found here.
Please note this program is in addition to the first round of the Business Support Fund, which closed on 1 June 2020.
Applications are now open and close on 19th August 2020. Should you have any questions or need any help applying for the grant, or ensuring you receive all available assistance, please reach out to our team at Rose Partners and we will do our best to assist.
The Team at Rose Partners