Independent Cinema Support VIC

This program provides funding to Victorian independent cinemas impacted by the May to June 2021 circuit breaker action.


The grant is no longer available

What do you get?

$12,000 per cinema premise.

Who is this for?

Victorian independent cinemas.


Grant funds may be used for eligible expenses, including:

  • meeting business costs, including utilities, wages or rent
  • seeking financial, legal or other advice to support business continuity planning
  • developing the business through marketing and communications activities
  • any other supporting activities related to the operation of the business.

What are the eligibility criteria?

To be eligible, businesses must:

  • be in Victoria
  • be registered as operating an independent cinema in Victoria within the ANZSIC class code of 5513
  • be registered for goods and services tax (GST) on Thursday 27 May 2021
  • have incurred direct costs and loss of income greater than $12,000 because of the restrictions that began in Victoria at 11.59pm on Thursday 27 May 2021
  • hold an Australian business number (ABN) registered in Victoria and have held that ABN on Thursday 27 May 2021.

How do you apply?

Find out more about eligibility and how to apply at Independent Cinema Support.

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