Friday, 9 October 2020

Benalla Business Network members will benefit from $20,000 awarded through the Victorian Government’s Grants for Business Chambers and Trader Groups program.

Benalla Business Network provides critical advice, connections and resources to businesses in Benalla and this grant will be crucial in helping them to support members’ transition to COVID Normal.

The Government’s $3 million grants program provides funds of $10,000, $20,000 or $50,000 to business chambers and trader groups across Victoria to help their local business communities recover and start to grow again.

Grant recipients can use funding towards business activation initiatives like facilitating members’ adaptation to COVID Normal, “buy local” campaigns and improving access to programs and services focused on resilience and recovery.

The Grants for Business Chambers and Trader Groups program is part of the $3 billion Business Resilience Package which aims to help businesses impacted by ongoing restrictions to keep going and prepare for COVID Normal operations.

Additional programs in the package include the $822 million third round of the Business Support Fund, the $100 million Sole Trader Support Fund and $87.5 million to support hospitality businesses prepare for COVID Normal reopening across Victoria.

For more information about the Grants for Business Chambers and Trader Groups program, go to:

Quotes attributable to Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes

Benalla Business Network is a strong advocate for the business community and this funding will be essential in helping local business recover and prepare for the new COVID Normal.”

“We appreciate the role that business chambers and trader groups can play in helping local businesses recover – that’s why it’s important to back that leadership with funding for local solutions to this global pandemic.”

“We’re helping businesses throughout Benalla get through to the other side of the pandemic and Benalla Business Network will be essential in the recovery effort.”