Small Business Bushfire Support Grant

The Victorian and Commonwealth Governments have announced Small Business Bushfire Support Grants of $10,000 to support small businesses (including primary producers) who have experienced a significant loss of income due to the Victorian bushfires that commenced 21 November 2019.   

These grants are available to small businesses in the local council areas of Alpine, East Gippsland and Towong.

Grant assistance is also available to small businesses who work within the eligible disaster areas on a regular basis, provided they can demonstrate significant impact.

The Victorian Small Business Bushfire Support Grant is jointly funded by the Commonwealth and Victorian State Government under the Disaster Recovery Arrangements.

These grants are provided to support eligible small businesses to recover from the bushfires and rebuild resilient businesses, for example;

  • meeting business costs, including utilities, salaries and rent;
  • seeking financial advice to support the recovery of the business;
  • developing the business through marketing and communications activities or
  • improvements to make the business more resilient to future disasters.

Eligibility criteria are contained in the attached Guidelines.

Please read the Guidelines before completing the Application Form.

Completed application forms, together with supporting documentation must be submitted to Rural Finance by 30 September 2020 via:

Post: Rural Finance, PO Box 1313, Bendigo Central 3552

Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Fax: 5441 8901

For further information please contact Rural Finance on 1800 260 425.