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Financial Help Coming

Financial Help Coming

State Government to fund regional aid

North east locals who have lost income due to the lockdown will be able to get income support, even though they are not in a hot spot area.

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The federal government is providing payment for Victorians in COVID-19 Hotspots – which includes Greater Melbourne, Moorabool Shire, the City of Greater Geelong, Borough of Queenscliffe and the Surf Coast Shire.

The Victorian Government will fund payments for those who live outside of these areas but are still subject to the lockdown, including people in the north east.

Locals businesses will also be eligible for support. To minimise delays, all the businesses that were eligible for payments in the May-June lockdown will automatically receive the new support payments.

The Licensed Hospitality Venue Fund will give businesses payment of $3000 and the Business Costs Assistance Program offers grants of $2000.

“Victoria’s small businesses have been important players in this fight for 18 months, and they continue to do the right thing to protect the community," says Minister for Small Business Jaala Pulford. "We know it’s really hard and we thank each and every one of them.”

All applications can be made at www.servicesaustralia.gov.au.

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