Small Business COVID Hardship Fund
Providing $10,000 grants for eligible small and medium businesses that have experienced a reduction in turnover of at least 70%.
Business Costs Assistance Program Round Two July Extension
Provides eligible businesses that had not previously applied for the Program in June, or have since become eligible, with the opportunity to apply for $4,800 in support.
Licensed Hospitality Venue Fund 2021 July Extension
Provides eligible businesses that did not apply for the program in June 2021, with the opportunity to apply for $7200 in support.
COVID-19 Disaster Payment Victoria
Eligible workers who lose hours due to the lockdown will be eligible for support through the Commonwealth’s COVID-19 Disaster Payment, as will businesses that do not qualify for Victorian Government support programs because they are not registered for GST.
Commercial tenancy relief for Victorians in small business
The Victorian Government has introduced new legislation to provide rent relief to commercial tenants who have experienced a fall in turnover of more than 30% during the pandemic.
Live Performance Support Program (Suppliers) Round Two
Suppliers of goods and services involved with live performance events will be eligible for a grant of $200 or $500 per event.
Live Performance Support Program (Presenters) Round Two
Grants of up to $7,000 for one event and $5,000 for a second event for eligible live performance event presenters.
COVIDSafe Deep Cleaning Rebate
Rebates to help businesses cover the cost of cleaning after closing a worksite due to a suspected or confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) case.
Jobs Victoria Fund
Providing $250 million in wage subsidies to assist Victorian businesses to employ at least 10,000 people who are looking for work.
Business Recovery and Resilience Mentoring Program
Delivering a business mentoring program in partnership with VCCI to help small businesses navigate the economic challenges posed by coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions.
Small Business Digital Adaptation Program
A Victorian Government initiative that allows eligible businesses to trial and then receive access to digital products, tools and training they can use to build digital capability in their operations.
Small Business Bus
Council currently has two visits scheduled for the Business Victoria Bus in October and November, details are released four weeks prior. Given ongoing lockdowns the Virtual Mentor Session is performing the function offered by the Business Victoria Bus.
Virtual Mentor Session
Whether you're planning, starting or growing your business, Business Victoria can help you to develop your business ideas and capabilities. A business expert will help to identify a clear direction for your business, discuss key issues and priorities, and develop a business action plan to achieve your goals, all for free. Available Monday to Friday the sessions last 45-minutes and bookings are essential.
Business Victoria webinars coming soon
Starting 1 September 2021, Business Victoria will offer live webinars on topics like starting a business, generating cashflow and taking your business online. Our live webinars are specifically designed for Victorian businesses and delivered by small business experts. Connect and learn in these sessions without leaving your computer.
Information on these programs can be found at coronavirus.vic.gov.au