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This page was last updated: 08/09/2021 at 2:23pm

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Small Business COVID Hardship Fund

The Small Business COVID Hardship Fund will receive a $448 million boost, increasing the total grant amount available to small and medium-sized businesses from $14,000 to $20,000 in recognition of the impact of the lockdown extension.

The Fund now stands at $700 million, providing support for up to 35,000 businesses. Some 16,000 businesses that have already received a Small Business COVID Hardship Fund grant will receive an automatic top-up payment of $6,000.

This program supports businesses that have been ineligible for Victorian Government business support programs since May but have experienced a reduction in revenue of at least 70 per cent. This includes businesses that are legally allowed to operate but are restricted in their ability to generate revenue.

Applications for the Small Business COVID Hardship Fund will close on 10 September.

Authorised Providers List Update:

  • Services that operate solely outdoors where physical distancing can be maintained at all times. Permitted for up to five people (with an additional supervisor) for businesses with an ABN:
    • Outdoor maintenance, repairs, cleaning and other building work, including at occupied premises. 
    • Home renovations and installations (outdoor only) 
    • Home solar panel installations (only for outdoor work or in roof cavities with external access). 

Small Business COVID Hardship Fund

An allocation of $41 million will boost the Small Business COVID Hardship Fund to $180 million, with grants of $10,000 available to small and medium-sized businesses across the state.

The fund opens for applications today (Thursday 12 August 2021) through the Business Victoria website and will help businesses that have been ineligible for business support programs and have experienced a reduction in revenue of at least 70 per cent.

Businesses are encouraged to check the eligibility for this program before applying.

What would you like to know?

  1. Information to assist employers manage the impact of COVID-19 on both their workforce and their business.

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  2. Get the latest information about Government stimulus packages and what they mean for your business.

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  3. Watch video updates from Master Plumbers CEO Peter Daly.

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  1. Free training to help you and your business manage the COVID-19 crisis.

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  2. Missed some information? You can find it in the archive.

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  3. The Coronavirus or COVID-19. What is it and what do you need to know.

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Contact details for Master Plumbers Team during COVID-19 can be found here
alternatively, you can contact the Business Victoria hotline on 13 22 15