28th September 2020 | Grants
The Victorian Government is giving eligible non-employing Sole traders who are impacted by the restrictions a grant of $3000 that can be used towards their overhead costs. This includes seeking financial assistance, legal or other advice to support business continuity planning, developing the business through marketing activities or other supporting activities related to the operation of the business.
Who can apply for the grant?
If your business is based in metropolitan Melbourne, you may be eligible for a grant if your non-employing business operates in an eligible sector that is Restricted, Heavily Restricted or Closed in the First Step and for which restrictions are not easing between the First and Second Steps in the ‘How we work in metropolitan MelbourneExternal link (opens in the same window)’ roadmap.
If your business is based in regional Victoria, you may be eligible for a grant if your non-employing business operates in an eligible sector that is Restricted, Heavily Restricted or Closed in the Second Step in the ‘How we work in regional VictoriaExternal link (opens in the same window)’ roadmap.
Businesses in the eligible sectors must also:
- Operate a business within Victoria
- Be a sole trader with no employees*
- Operate from commercial premises or location (and not residential premises) for at least six months as a:
- Tenant, or
- Licensee, or
- Owner/occupier of fixed commercial premises, or
- Operator of a registered ‘mobile food premises’ (e.g. a food van) with a permit or commercial agreement to operate at a specific location(s)
- Be a participant in the Commonwealth Government’s JobKeeper Payment scheme
- Be registered for Goods and Services Tax (GST)
- Hold an Australian Business Number (ABN).
*‘No employees’ means you are not registered with WorkSafe Victoria for WorkCover Insurance and do not employ anyone other than yourself or employ someone on a casual basis and pay less than $7,500 in annual salary.
To apply for the Sole Trader Grant click here