To support businesses impacted by Stage 4 restrictions, one-off grants of up to $10,000 for employing businesses in metropolitan Melbourne will be made available to eligible businesses under the Business Support Fund – Expansion program in recognition of spending longer under restrictions.
This program is in addition to the first round of the Business Support Fund, which was available during the first lockdown and closed on 1 June 2020.
Businesses who have already received a Business Support Fund – Expansion grant, or have applied for one, will not need to re-apply. Successful applicants will automatically receive this additional allocation.
Applications for the program will be extended until 14 September 2020.