Expanded Business Support Fund for Melbourne Businesses

14 July 2020

The Victorian Government is providing a further $5,000 grant to Melbourne based businesses affected by Covid – called the ‘Expanded Business Support Fund’.

The basic requirements to be eligible for this grant are as follows:

  1. The business must operate with an address located in metropolitan Melbourne or Mitchell Shire (ie. subject to stage 3 ‘Stay at Home Restrictions’);
  2. Be a participant in the Jobkeeper Payment Scheme;
  3. Employ people and be registered with Worksafe on 30 June 2020;
  4. Have an annual payroll of less than $3 million in 2019/20;
  5. Be registered for GST on 30 June 2020; and
  6. Hold an ABN as at 30 June 2020.

You may note this grant is similar to the $10,000 business support fund, although that grant was limited to businesses whose wages were below $650,000 and was originally designated for specific industries. The wages threshold for this grant is $3 million.

The link to register/apply if relevant is as follows:

Dont hesitate to contact Scott Partners if you need any further information.