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$3K grants for non-employing sole traders now open

Are you a non-employing Sole Trader who usually operate from a commercial premises or location? If you are, there’s good news ahead.

This $100 million support fund aims to help sole traders who are impacted by the COVID restrictions with a $3000 grant that can be used towards their overhead costs.

Eligibility

  • Your business must be operating in an eligible sector. See the full list of eligible sectors here.
  • Operate a business within Victoria
  • Be a sole trader with no employees*
    *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.
  • Operate from a commercial premises or location (and not a residential premises) for at least six months as a:
    • Tenant, or
    • Licensee, or
    • Owner/occupier of a 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 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).

Businesses that are not eligible

  • Businesses who have received a grant under the Business Support Fund, Business Support Fund-Expansion, third round of the Business Support Fund or Licensed Hospitality Venue Fund programs
  • Businesses that are trusts, companies or partnerships
  • Non-employing sole traders who do not operate from a commercial premises or location
  • Non-employing sole traders in metropolitan Melbourne who are able to open with a COVIDSafe Plan in the First Step in the ‘How we work in metropolitan Melbourne’ roadmap
  • Non-employing sole traders in metropolitan Melbourne operating in sectors for whom restrictions are easing in the Second Step in the ‘How we work in metropolitan Melbourne’ roadmap
  • Non-employing sole traders in regional Victoria who are able to reopen with a COVIDSafe Plan in the Second Step in the ‘How we work in regional Victoria’ roadmap.

For more information or to start your application, click here: https://www.business.vic.gov.au/support-for-your-business/grants-and-assistance/business-resilience-package/sole-trader-support-fund

Please contact us if you require assistance with this.

Date Posted: 25 September 2020