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Eligibility for small business rent relief broadened

The Victorian Government has locked in further relief for commercial tenants struggling with rent payments, with new regulations finalised as part of the Commercial Tenancy Relief Scheme. The scheme will help small and medium-sized businesses with an annual turnover of less than $50 million that have experienced a loss in turnover of more than 30 per

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Relief for businesses after Eastern lockdowns hurt WA tourism

Western Australian tourism businesses impacted by COVID-19 will soon be able to apply for funding support under a new joint Commonwealth-State program valued at up to $16.8 million. “Tourism based businesses have been significantly impacted not only by closed international borders but also health restrictions affecting domestic travel,” said Federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg. “This support

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Support package for regional Victoria small businesses

A package of automatic cash grants jointly funded by the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments will provide regional Victorian businesses with the support they need following the extension of the Victorian lockdown to the whole of the state. Lockdown directions commenced at 1:00pm on Saturday, 21 August in regional Victoria and will continue until 11:59pm on

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Support for ACT businesses impacted by COVID-19

The Commonwealth and the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Governments are working together to extend the COVID‑19 Business Support Grants in line with the extension of the ACT lockdown to 2 September. The ACT COVID‑19 Business Support Grants will deliver support of up to $10,000 for employing businesses and $4,000 for non‑employing businesses over the three week

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NSW’s new support package for small business explained

NSW Measures include expanded grants, employee retention payments and support for commercial tenants. The Australian and NSW Governments today announced a major economic support package aimed at supporting businesses and individuals through the current COVID-19 lockdown. Key components of the 2021 COVID-19 package for businesses include: An extension to the previously announced business grants program.

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$25k available for Queensland businesses after four lockdowns

Queensland businesses impacted during the state’s fourth lockdown this year have access to payments of up to $25,000 to help them pay for ongoing bills and overheads, maintain their commitment to staff and plan their long-term recovery. Announced this afternoon, the package of support comes after the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) and Chambers across Queensland had been

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Extra support for Melbourne businesses in lockdown

Significant new support from the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments will bolster businesses most affected by the extension of the public health lockdown in Melbourne. The need to combat the Delta strain of coronavirus means restrictions will remain in place in 31 metropolitan local government areas until 11:59pm on Thursday, 19 August – severely impacting the

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Creative businesses receive $20 million boost 

The Victorian Government is backing creative organisations and businesses of all sizes with the launch of new programs that will create jobs, drive innovation and boost Victoria’s reputation as the creative state. Minister for Creative Industries Danny Pearson today announced the new Creative Enterprises and Creative Ventures programs, following the release of the Government’s $288

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Grants for SMBs to find innovative solutions for government problems 

The NSW Small Business Innovation & Research (SBIR) program is a $24 million initiative of the NSW Government that provides competitive grants to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to find and commercialise innovative solutions to well-defined problems for NSW Government agencies. The 2021 SBIR program will provide up to $12 million in grants to NSW

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Support for Victorian small businesses during sixth lockdown

A new jointly funded package from the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments will give Victorian small and medium businesses the extra support and confidence they need to recover from the most recent lockdown. New cash payments will underpin businesses most affected by the lockdown introduced to eradicate the deadly Delta strain of coronavirus that has re-emerged

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RECEIVE GOVT GRANT OF $10K to $250K*.

Austrade Approved Business Events
AVAILABLE NOW APPLY BEFORE 30th MARCH 2021 (Condition apply)

  • ABF Events are approved and listed below have been certified by Austrade on the Schedule of Approved Business Events.
  • This allows exhibitors, sponsors, delegates and partners to participate in the Business Events Grant Program. Note event bookings need to be confirmed ASAP to participate in the grant program
  • The program provides 50% rebate (based on a minimum spend of $20k) for approved items including ABF event-media packages, exhibition stands, corporate function tables, delegate registrations.
  • Govt Grant applications are now open until the 30 March. Please contact ABF to discuss how we can assist, we have experts to assist grant applications.
  • Grant funding will cover up to 50% of eligible expenditure incurred in participating at pre-approved business-to-business events as buyers or sellers during the 2021 calendar year.  All grant applications must be submitted for approval via the following link: https://business.gov.au/grants-and-programs/business-events-grants
  • For further information please see this fact sheet.