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Circuit Breaker Business Support Package

The Circuit Breaker Business Support Package was launched by the Victorian Government on 27 May 2021 to assist small to medium businesses, as well as sole traders, who have been unable to operate under the circuit breaker restrictions announced on 27 May 2021.  On 2 June 2021, an additional $209.3 million was allocated to the support package, increasing it to $460 million.

Business Costs Assistance Program

The Business Costs Assistance Program Round Two grants for eligible businesses located in metropolitan Melbourne was doubled from $2,500 to $5,000 on 2 June 2021.

Regional businesses unable to open due to the ongoing restrictions, such as nightclubs and amusement parks, will also be eligible for the extended payment.

Metropolitan businesses that will have restrictions eased from Friday 3 June 2021 will not be eligible for the extended payment.

The program will open for applications on Thursday 3 June 2021 and will remain open for applications for three weeks.

More information will be made available on the Business Victoria website.

Licensed Hospitality Venue Fund 2021

 The Licensed Hospitality Venue Fund 2021 provides businesses holding an eligible liquor licence and food certificate with a $3,500 grant in regional Victoria or $7,000 per premises in Metropolitan Melbourne.

The program will open for applications on Thursday 3 June 2021 and will remain open for applications for three weeks.

Eligible liquor licensees under the Licensed Hospitality Venue Fund payment will be emailed directly by Business Victoria on Thursday 3 June 2021, with a link to their grant application form.

If you have any further queries or require assistance with your application, please contact your trusted Ashfords advisor.

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