Some good news at this time is always welcome.
We are sure many members will be well aware of grants available via the Victorian State Government’s Business Support Fund. However, for those not familiar with the Scheme, we draw your attention to the expansion of the Program under Stage 4 Restrictions. Under conditions of the scheme, businesses in regional Victoria can now apply for a $5,000 grant while those in Melbourne and the Mitchell Shire can apply for up to $10,000.
ACWA strongly encourages all members suffering significant losses or the need to close as a result of the Victorian COVID-19 Stage 4 Restrictions, check out details of the Business Support Fund – Expansion Program. Full details are available here https://www.business.vic.gov.au/support-for-your-business/grants-and-assistance/business-support-package/business-support-fund
Importantly, operators who have already received a Business Support Grant or have applied for one, will not need to re-apply. Qualifying applicants will automatically receive this additional allocation.
Applications for the program have been extended until 14 September 2020.