We take this opportunity to remind Victorian-based car wash industry members of the Governments previously announced Business Support Fund Grants. Applications for these grants CLOSE 14 September, and we encourage you to check your eligibility by going to the Business Victoria website https://www.business.vic.gov.au/support-for-your-business/grants-and-assistance/business-support-package/business-support-fund.
Yesterday, the Victorian Government announced a third round of Business Support Fund Grants including $822 million in Business Support Fund grants for small to medium businesses.
The Government’s most recent media statement indicates that around 75,000 eligible businesses with payrolls up to $10 million will receive grants of $10,000, $15,000 or $20,000 depending on size. And there will be changes to payroll tax arrangements including deferrals and tax refunds.
Specifics and application processes have not been published yet; however, a summary of the Government’s proposal can be found here
To ensure you don’t miss vital information when it is released, you may also wish to subscribe to the Business Victoria newsletter https://www.business.vic.gov.au/subscribe-to-newsletters.
Obviously, we would all be better off if car wash operators could simply open and operate their COVID-safe businesses, but our plea for common sense continues to fall on deaf ears.
ACWA will continue to fight for changes to existing Government policy but we need your support. Please help ACWA, help you by distributing our open letter and media releases far and wide.