Business Costs Assistance Program 

Applications Open

 

 

Please note that businesses that received a grant under the Licensed Hospitality Venue Fund are not eligible for a grant under this program.


Program overview

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, flowers and booking cancellations, and cancellation fees and charges.
 

Businesses with an annual payroll of up to $3 million, whether they have employees or not, can receive grants of $2000.
 

Before submitting your application, please read all the information on this page, including the program guidelines and the frequently asked questions (FAQs).
 

Business Costs Assistance Program guidelines (PDF 258.94 KB)PDF icon

Business Costs Assistance Program guidelines (DOCX 1536.19 KB)DOCX icon

 

Eligible sectors

 

For a list of eligible sectors please see the Eligible ANZSIC classes.

Or download:

List of Eligible ANZSIC Classes - Business Costs Assistance Program (PDF 152.31 KB)PDF icon

List of Eligible ANZSIC Classes - Business Costs Assistance Program (DOCX 76.95 KB)DOCX icon


Other eligibility conditions

  • Businesses that received a grant under the Licensed Hospitality Venue Fund are not eligible for a grant under this program.
  • If accommodation businesses apply to both the Business Costs Assistance Program and the Victorian Accommodation Support Program, the maximum grant they are eligible for will be capped at the higher value of the two grants (not the aggregate/total of both grants).

For more information see Frequently asked questions (FAQs).

 

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