First People's COVID-19 Business Support Fund – Extension VIC

This extension program provides funding to Victorian Aboriginal businesses affected by COVID-19 to help them meet business costs during trading restrictions.


Closes in 5 days

Closing date: 07 Dec 2021

What do you get?

A one-off grant of $6,000.

Who is this for?

Victorian Aboriginal businesses.


This extension program is for eligible Aboriginal businesses that have not received funding under the First Peoples’ COVID-19 Support Fund that closed March 2021. Businesses that did receive this previous funding may be eligible for an additional automatic payment amount under this program.

Funding may be used to:

  • meet business costs, including utilities, stock, salaries or rent
  • seek financial, legal or other advice to support business continuity planning
  • develop the business through marketing and communications activities
  • address supply chain and logistics challenges
  • pivot the business offering in response to the current environment
  • conduct other supporting activities related to the operation of the business.

What are the eligibility criteria?

To be eligible, new applicants must:

  • be a Victorian Aboriginal business (includes sole traders and self-employed businesses)
  • hold an Australian business number (ABN) and have held that ABN on and from 27 May 2021
  • be certified as an Aboriginal business through Kinaway
  • have a minimum turnover of $30,000 per annum or pro-rata turnover for 3 months prior to 27 May 2021
  • have been impacted by temporary trading restrictions introduced to slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19)
  • have not received a grant under the Business Costs Assistance Program/s or the Small Business COVID Hardship Fund.

How do you apply?

Find out more about eligibility and how to apply at First People's COVID-19 Business Support Fund – Extension.

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