Business Support Fund Grants – Round 3
The amount of grants available from this program range from $10,000 to $20,000 depending on the business’ annual payroll. To be eligible for a grant from this program, applicants must:
- operate a business located within Victoria; and
- participate in the Commonwealth Government’s JobKeeper Payment scheme; and employ people and be registered with WorkSafe; and
- have had an annual payroll of less than $10 million in 2019-20; and
- be registered for Goods and Services Tax (GST); and
- hold an Australian Business Number (ABN); and
- be registered with the responsible Federal or State regulator
An eligible business will receive:
$10,000 if its annual payroll is less than $650,000
$15,000 if its annual payroll is between $650,000 and $3 million
$20,000 if its payroll is between $3 million and $10 million.
Sole Trader Support Fund ($100 million): Grants of up to $3,000 to over 30,000 eligible sole traders who operate from a commercial premises or location to which the sole operator is the tenant or licensee.
Licensed Hospitality Business ($251 million): Grants of up to $30,000 for licensed pubs, clubs, hotels, bars, restaurants and reception centres, based on their venue capacity and location.
Business Chambers and Trader Groups ($3 million): A competitive grants program to support metropolitan and regional business chambers and trader groups.
- Working for Victoria Fund
Working for Victoria Fund
If you are a job seeker in Victoria you are invited to register your details on the Working for Victoria site to access new work opportunities.
Eligible workers can apply their skills to new roles or take up training opportunities for specific roles. At the same time, organisations and employers looking for workers can find experienced and screened staff who are ready to work.
If you are looking for work, a business looking for workers, or looking for training register here for the Working for Victoria Fund.
- Tenants & Landlords Support
- Emergency Relief Packages
- Mental Health & Wellbeing Support
- Domestic Violence Support
Tenants and Landlords Support
The Victorian Premier announced a $500 million package to provide certainty to residential and commercial tenants and landlords.
These will include a temporary ban on evictions for residential tenancies for six months, except in some circumstances. Evictions banned for six months for the non-payment of rent for commercial tenancies involving small and medium-sized businesses and a ban on rental increases for commercial and residential properties for the same period.Read More
Consumer Affairs Victoria or the Victorian Small Business Commission will provide a fast-tracked dispute resolution and mediation service to ensure fair agreements are reached.
An $80 million rental assistance fund will be established for renters facing hardship due to coronavirus. To be eligible, renters will need to have registered their revised agreement with Consumer Affairs Victoria or gone through mediation, have less than $5,000 in savings and still be paying at least 30 per cent of their income in rent.
As agreed by National Cabinet, these new measures will come into effect from 29 March for a period of six months.
Emergency Relief Packages
The Victorian Government will provide emergency relief packages for those in mandatory self-isolation who have little or no food, and no network of family and friends to support them. This will be coordinated by the Red Cross in partnership with Foodbank Victoria and under the direction of the State Relief Coordinator.
Each eligible household will receive a two-week supply of essential goods. Packages can be accessed through the Coronavirus Hotline: 1800 675 398
Mental Health & Wellbeing Support
The Victorian Government announced a $59.4 million package to help meet demand as Victorians reach out for help with stress, isolation and uncertainty. The details on the funding announcements can be read here.
Key ContactsRead More
- Beyond Blue: : coronavirus.beyondblue.org.au/. The Beyond Blue Support Sevices offers short term counselling and referrals by phone and webchat on 1300 22 4636.
- Lifeline Australia: offers tips, resources and advice, as well as crisis and suicide support. Phone: 13 11 14 (24 hours/7 days). Text: 0477 13 11 14 (6pm – midnight AEDT, 7 nights). Chat online: www.lifeline.org.au/crisis-chat (7pm – midnight, 7 nights)
- Headspace: 1800 650 893 online and webchat support and counselling for 12-25 year olds, their family and friends.
- Kids Helpline: call 1800 55 1800
For more information about managing stress and support options, call the Coronavirus Mental Wellbeing Support Services on 1800 512 348 or visit the Department of Health & Safety resource page.
Domestic Violence Support
If you or someone you know is in immediate danger call 000.
Or if it is safe to do so, for help and support contact Safe Steps on 1800 015 188: a 24/7 state-wide crisis service for those who need to leave a violent situation and access emergency crisis accommodation. Or visit safesteps.org.au
1800Respect: a 24/7 confidential counselling, information and support for people impacted by sexual assault, domestic or family violence and abuse via phone or online chat. Call 1800 737 732 or visit 1800respect.org.au/