Business Costs Assistance Program Round Two July Extension
(APPLICATIONS CLOSE 13/8/21)

The Business Costs Assistance Program Round Two July Extension provides eligible businesses that had not previously applied for the Program in June, or have since become eligible, with the opportunity to apply for $4800 in support.

Business Costs Assistance ProgramProgram Overview

The Victorian Government’s Business Costs Assistance Program Round Two July Extension (BCAP2e) gives eligible businesses that had not previously applied for the Program in June, or have since become eligible, with the opportunity to apply for the equivalent of the July Top-Up Payments.

The program offers grants of $4800 to eligible businesses, including employing and non-employing businesses, depending on their industry sector.

Before applying, please read all the information on this page, including the program guidelines and the frequently asked questions (FAQs).

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for the Program, a business must:

  1. Be located within Victoria; and
  2. Be registered as operating in an eligible industry sector identified in the List of Eligible ANZSIC classes (as defined by the ANZSIC class linked to the business’ ABN); and
  3. Have incurred direct costs as a result of the July COVID-19 Restrictions and the business cannot predominantly operate remotely; and
  4. Have an annual Victorian payroll of up to $10 million in 2019-20 on an ungrouped basis; and
  5. Be registered for Goods and Services Tax (GST) on 15 July 2021; and
  6. Hold an Australian Business Number (ABN) and have held that ABN on and from 15 July 2021; and
  7. Be registered with the responsible Federal or State regulator.

For employing businesses only:

  1. Be registered with WorkSafe Victoria; and
  2. Attest that the business is supporting its workers to access any paid leave entitlements, or that if a person can work from home, to work from home during the July COVID-19 Restrictions, and supporting their casual workers, where possible.

Eligible Sectors

For a list of eligible sectors please see the list of eligible ANZSIC classes.

Categories

Information for other or previous grant recipients

Businesses that have received a grant under the Business Costs Assistance Program Round Two or the Licensed Hospitality Venue Fund 2021 are not eligible for a grant under this program.

Businesses that have received assistance through the Business Support Fund, payroll tax rebate/waiver, or other COVID-19 programs may apply for assistance under the Program.

For more information see frequently asked questions (FAQs).

Grant Amount

Eligible businesses will receive a grant of $4800.

Further details can be found with the below link.  Please note we expect further support to be announced along with details of the Business Continuity Fund, so please keep abreast of updates on the Business Victoria website.

https://business.vic.gov.au/grants-and-programs/business-costs-assistance-program-round-two-july-extension

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