COVID19 Business Grants in Casey & Cardinia
It’s been a tough year for many businesses around Australia and of course around the world due to the COVID19 pandemic. To help local business during these particularly tough times, there are COVID19 Business Grants available to business within Casey and Cardinia Council areas.
We’ve compiled some of the grants available to Victorian businesses and also within Casey & Cardinia.
Newly Announced Business Funding:
On September 17th 2020, the Victorian Government announced a third round of funding to support Victorian business. This program, worth $3 billion will be provided via a mix of cash grants, tax relief and cashflow support.
From the Casey Cardinia News, 17th September 2020
“Specifically, this Business Survival and Adaptation Package offers:
- Business survival: Notably, eligible sole traders (in sectors such as retail, accommodation and food services, creative and media, hairdressing, gyms, events, education and training) operating from a commercial premises or location as a tenant can access up to $3,000.
Additionally, up to $20,000 for businesses with payroll up to $10 million, $30,000 for licensed hospitality venues and a grants program for local chambers of commerce and trader groups.
- Business adaptation: Funding, tools and resources, including vouchers to help build digital capability, support to help exporters to market and to establish new trade channels and an expansion to the Click for Vic campaign to encourage more Victorians to support local businesses.
- Waivers and deferrals: $1.8 billion in tax and cashflow support, including tax deferrals, deferred increase to landfill levy and waivers to the liquor licence fee waived in 2021 and vacant residential land tax for vacancies in 2020.
Eligibility criteria applies.”
For more information on the newly announced funding from the Victorian Government – click here
COVID19 Business Grants in Casey
The City of Casey has recently launched a “Backing Business in Casey” support package to back local Casey business during the COVID19 crisis. There are a number of different packages that the City of Casey Business are offering including,
Business Grants Program – $200,000 available
If you are an eligible business, you can apply for a grant of $500 to $5,000 from a pool of $200,000 to support projects and activities. Successful applicants will also be paired with a business mentor for three free mentoring sessions.
Casey Business Helpline
You can receive direct support from the Council’s Economic Development team by calling the Casey Business Helpline on 03 9705 5200.
Mentor Matching Service
A complimentary Mentor Matching Service is being made available to Casey businesses. An expert business mentor can help you with guiding your business throughout the pandemic and beyond.
3 free mentoring sessions are available to eligible businesses.
Business Promotion – #imstillopen
Let your customers know that you’re still open for business by adding a free listing on the #imstillopen business directory.
Businesses are also encouraged to use the hashtag #imstillopen on social media and to share local businesses to their followers.
You can view more information on the City of Casey COVID19 Grants here – Backing Business in Casey
COVID19 Business Support in Cardinia
Cardinia Council are offering a number of financial assistance initiatives for businesses who have been affected by the pandemic. These include, Interest Free Period for unpaid rates; refunds on 2020 – 2021 Street Trading Permit Fees and 2020 Food Act & Public Health and Wellbeing Act registration fees and Payment Plans.
Add your business to the Casey Cardinia Buy Local Map to support local businesses – register here
Training and Wellbeing
Webinars are available on the Cardinia Council’s website with tips on how businesses can manage through the crisis.
Economic Development Team
Casey Cardinia Region
The INNovation Crowd
The INNovation Crowd is a new program that encourages entrepreneurship and business development in Melbourne’s South East
Read more about it here: The INNovation Crowd on Casey Cardinia Region
COVID19 Business Grants in Casey & Cardinia
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