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Business Support Fund

Posted by: Ewen Fletcher on

Program Overview

The Victorian Government has launched the $500 million Business Support Fund to help small businesses survive the impacts of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and keep people in work. The Fund is part of the Victorian Government’s $1.7 billion Economic Survival Package. Eligibility criteria and application guidelines are outlined below. Applications can be made via the ‘Apply now’ button at the bottom of this page.

At a glance

Potential value of grant

Funding of $10,000 per business is available and will be allocated through a grant process.


Small businesses are eligible if they:

Eligibility requirements

Businesses are eligible to apply for a grant through the Fund if they meet the following criteria:

If you have further questions about the Business Support Fund or eligibility criteria, please read the FAQs.

While owners of businesses that do not employ people (non-employing businesses) are not eligible for funding through this program, they can seek support through the Commonwealth Government’s Job Seeker Payment Program

How can funding be used?

Examples of what the grant funding could be used for include:

Evidence of eligibility and compliance

How to apply

Applicants must submit an application online via the ‘Apply now’ link on this page.

Applicants are required to provide a copy of their most recent Business Activity Statement (BAS). Other supporting materials can also be provided.

All questions in the application must be completed and any requested documentation attached to ensure timely assessment and grant payment.

If you require further assistance please call Sharp Accounting on (03) 5338 7100.

Apply now

You will be redirected to the Business Support Fund Application Form.

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