Victorian businesses hit hard by repeated coronavirus lockdowns are being given a $400 million helping hand.
The joint state and federally-funded package announced on Wednesday includes $5000 grants for about 30,000 businesses hit by capacity limits under the current public health restrictions.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
Twenty-four sectors are eligible including gyms, cafes, restaurants, catering services and hairdressers.
Businesses in Melbourne's CBD can get an additional $2000, in recognition of reduced foot traffic due to office density limits.
Victorian businesses (pictured) may be eligible for joint state and federally-funded packages to assist those it hard by the pandemic
Licensed venues, which have higher operating costs, will be eligible for larger grants of up to $20,000 under a $70 million boost to the state government's Licensed Hospitality Venue Fund 2021.
Alpine businesses, which have been disrupted two years in a row during the winter ski season due to lockdowns, will be offered grants between $5000 and $20,000, totalling $9.8 million.
There will be $85 million set aside to support small businesses with a payroll of $10 million and under, which have not been eligible under existing business support funds.
If those businesses have experienced a 70 per cent or greater reduction in revenue they will be eligible for grants of up to $5000.
The funds are in addition to the $940 million