Oct 1, 2020 Matthew Hung

Hospitality industry grant opens

Applications are now open for the Victorian Government’s grants program to help hospitality businesses outside of the City of Melbourne prepare for COVID Normal, by creating safe outdoor dining spaces.

Under the “Outdoor Eating and Entertainment Package”, eligible businesses can apply for a grant of $5,000 that can be used to pay for practical things like umbrellas, outdoor furniture, screens and other equipment needed for new, expanded or enhanced outdoor dining and food service. Grant funds can also be used to assist businesses with training, marketing and other costs of modifying trading operations to focus on outdoor dining.

The program will remain open until 11.59pm on 11 December 2020 or until funds are exhausted, whichever is earlier.

You can apply here.