Support for Victorian hospitality businesses

There is assistance available for Victorian hospitality businesses impacted by restrictions put in place to help slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

CBD Small Hospitality Grant

The CBD Small Hospitality Grants are part of the Victorian Government's $20 million commitment to help small and medium businesses in Melbourne’s CBD facing significant and sustained impacts to their trading environments.

The $10 million CBD Small Hospitality Grant stream of the Business Support Fund expansion program makes grants of $5000 or $15,000 available to eligible small and medium-sized food service hospitality businesses.

Hospitality Business Grant Program

Right now, in our efforts to help slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) our night-time economy is being significantly impacted. The Victorian Government has launched a $30 million fund specifically for the hardest hit hospitality businesses.

The Hospitality Business Grant Program provides $25,000 grants to eligible businesses that have a payroll of $3-10 million, plus an additional $5,000 for each additional premises, capped at $20,000; and a further $20,000 for those with premises located in the Melbourne CBD.

Night-time Economy Business Support Initiative

Our much-loved pubs, club and restaurants will also benefit from the Victorian Government’s Night-time Economy Business Support Initiative, which will provide commercial rental relief for licensed businesses impacted by coronavirus (COVID-19) who aren't covered by the Commercial Tenancies Relief Scheme.

The support, made available through the Victorian Government’s Business Support Fund, is available to licensed venues across Victoria with an annual turnover of more than $50 million that operate as part of a group.

More Information and How to Apply

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