Business Costs Assistance Program Now Open

The new $92 million Business Costs Assistance Program is part of the Victorian Government’s $143 million Circuit Breaker Action Business Support Package and will assist small businesses, including sole traders, in highly impacted sectors, such as hospitality, food wholesaling, tourism, events, and selected retail.

The program offers grants of $2000 to small businesses, including sole traders, regardless of whether they employ people or not.

The grants will support businesses in eligible sectors who have incurred direct costs because of the circuit breaker action, such as the loss of perishable goods and flowers, booking cancellations, and foregone trading.

Details on full eligibility criteria, program guidelines, how to apply – click the link attached to this post.

Applicants should be encouraged to read all the information on this page, including the program guidelines and the frequently asked questions (FAQs) before applying.

The program will be open for applications until the date the program funds are exhausted or 11:59 pm on 16 March 2021, whichever is earlier.

Businesses requiring advice can be directed to the Business Victoria Hotline on 13 22 15.