The Victorian State Government has announced additional support for businesses impacted by the increased restrictions for the state.
 
The expansion to the Business Support Fund includes: 

• $5,000 grants for businesses with employees in regional local government areas (except Mitchell Shire)
• $10,000 grants for businesses with employees in metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire in recognition of spending longer under restrictions

Businesses which have already received a Business Support Fund expansion grant, or have applied for one, will not need to re-apply. Successful applicants will automatically receive the additional grant.
 
However, a business which has received a grant for the first round of the Business Support Fund (which closed on 1 June 2020) will still need to re-apply for the expansion grant if they haven’t already done so. Eligibility requirements for the expanded business support fund differ from the requirements for the first round. 
 
Applications for the current program will be extended until 14 September 2020.
 
 
We will communicate any updates to these guidelines after they are announced.
 
If you have any questions please feel free to contact us