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The Victorian Government has launched a $250 million Circuit Breaker Business Support Package to assist small to medium businesses and sole traders affected by the circuit breaker restrictions announced on 27 May 2021. Applications open June 2 and will run for three weeks,
The package will support businesses unable to operate due to these necessary public health measures, including targeted support for the events industry.
With safety nets such as JobKeeper no longer available, this package provides vital support to businesses doing their part to help keep Victorians safe throughout the circuit breaker action.
Business Costs Assistance Program
The program provides $2,500 grants for eligible employing and non-employing businesses in sectors most impacted. This includes businesses operating in an industry that cannot operate under the circuit breaker restrictions and which cannot work remotely
Licensed Hospitality Venue Fund 2021
The $40.7 million Licensed Hospitality Venue Fund 2021 program provides businesses holding an eligible liquor license and food certificate with a $3,500 grant per premises.
If you haven't applied for a grant before and would like support, please don’t hesitate to contact Council’s Strategic Economic Development Officer Suzette Sutton firstname.lastname@example.org