1) Business Costs Assistance Program (Round Two)
UPDATE: 3 June 2021
The Business Costs Assistance Program (Round Two) grants for eligible businesses located in metropolitan Melbourne will be doubled from $2,500 to $5,000.
Regional businesses unable to open due to the ongoing restrictions, such as nightclubs and amusement parks, will also be eligible for the extended $5,000 payment.
Metropolitan businesses that will have restrictions eased from Friday 3 June 2021 will not be eligible for the extended payment and should receive the original $2,500 grant payment only.
The program will open for applications on Thursday 3 June 2021 and will remain open for applications for three weeks.
This second round of the Business Costs Assistance Program provides 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.
This program should help eligible businesses with costs incurred as a result of the circuit breaker action. For example, businesses may have incurred costs through loss of perishable food or produce and cancelled bookings.
More information in relation to the eligibility requirements will be available on the Victorian Business website shortly (click here).
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