Victorian customers - Have you claimed your $5K outdoor dining grant?
As a result of COVID-19 restrictions, the Victorian government is offering business grants to recover from the economic impact. After a long period of uncertainty and limits on trading, we want to make sure all our customers can get their hands on this grant.
Hospitality businesses can now apply for the Outdoor Eating and Entertainment Package valued at $5,000. $58M has been set aside for this grant, and it will go towards supporting nearly 12,000 Victorian businesses get back on their feet.
A number of our customers have already taken advantage of this offer and unlike other government grants, it's quick and simple to apply. If you have multiple premises, you can also make separate $5K applications for each venue. But be quick, applications close by 11 December 2020, or until the budget is exhausted
AM I ELIGIBLE FOR THE $5K GRANT?
The eligibility criteria is quite broad for this grant. Essentially, if you're a hospitality business that's offering outdoor dining and all your business paperwork is up to date then you're entitled to $5K. A detailed eligibility criteria is listed at the Business Victoria website but we've outlined some of the key points below:
Operate a business in Victoria in a commercial premise
Operate a licenced or unlicenced restaurant, café, pub, bar and/or takeaway venue
Be registered for GST and hold an ABN as at 13th September 2020
Be registered with Worksafe with a WorkCover Employer Number
Provide permits and licences including a valid Class 2 or 3 Service Sector Certificate of Registration under the Food Act 1984 (VIC) and relevant liquor licences if serving alcohol
Hold relevant permits or licences for expanded outdoor dining and food service
Commit to spending at least $5,000 ex GST to activate outdoor dining at their premises
CHOOSE YOUR OUTDOOR DINING ITEMS
We want to make it as easy as possible for all customers to not only apply, but set up your outdoor dining spaces. So, we've put together a package of the most popular outdoor dining options our customer use. It's designed to be mix and match, so you can select the items that will best suit the dining space you're setting up. And better still, we'll be buying the items in bulk, so you'll get access to great volume discounts.
Items available are:
Social distancing floor decals
COVIDsafe open sign
Hand sanitising station
HOW DOES IT WORK?
We know you're busy restarting your business, so we've made the process as quick and easy as possible.