2 April 2020
The Victorian Government has launched the $500 million Business Support Fund to help small businesses survive the impacts of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and keep people in work.
The Fund is part of the Victorian Government’s $1.7 billion Economic Survival Package.
Funding of $10,000 per business is available and will be allocated through a grant process.
Businesses are eligible to apply for a grant through the Fund if they meet the following criteria:
If you have further questions about the Business Support Fund or eligibility criteria, please read the FAQs.
While owners of businesses that do not employ people (non-employing businesses) are not eligible for funding through this program, they can seek support through the Commonwealth Government’s Job Seeker Payment Program External link (opens in same window).
Examples of what the grant funding could be used for include:
Applicants must submit an application online via the ‘Apply now’ button on this page.
Applicants are required to provide a copy of their most recent Business Activity Statement (BAS). Other supporting materials can also be provided.
For guidance on what is considered acceptable as BAS please refer to the BAS statement examples (PDF 2157.14 KB).
All questions in the application must be completed and any requested documentation attached to ensure timely assessment and grant payment.
Please refer to the FAQs page for answers to questions you may have about your application.
If you require further assistance please call 13 22 15 or email us.
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