Small businesses are the backbone of our community, so I’ve put together a list of local ones that are still open and need our support.
Thank you to everyone who contributed to this list on my Facebook page.
It’s important to shop local and support small business, and we all need to do our part.
The Victorian Government is also acting to support them.
We have launched a $500 million Business Support Fund to support small businesses in the sectors hit hardest by coronavirus so they can survive and keep people in work.
Eligible businesses can apply for a one-off $10,000 grant which can be used towards costs such as utilities, rent and salaries, and activities to support business continuity planning.
If you have any questions about accessing the funding, please call the coronavirus business hotline on 13 22 15.