Goulburn Valley Business & Trader Group members will benefit from funding awarded through the Andrews Labor Government’s Grants for Business Chambers and Trader Groups program.
Member for Northern Victoria, Mark Gepp welcomed the funding which will help Business & Trader Groups to provide critical advice, connections and resources to businesses in the Goulburn Valley region to support their members’ transition to COVID Normal.
- Numurkah Love our Lifestyle Inc will receive $10,000 to encourage locals to spend local and visitors to explore and Love the local Lifestyle.
- Western Moira Tourism Inc. will receive $10,000 for an Interactive Online Business & Service Directory
- Yarrawonga Mulwala Tourism Inc will receive $50,000 for their Shop Local Campaign’, ‘Digital Media Upgrades’, ‘Meet & Greet Business Evenings’ and ‘Major Event Support’ initiatives to lead the community ‘Back to Business’.
The program has provided $4.15 million in support through grants of $10,000, $20,000 or $50,000 to business chambers and trader groups across Victoria to support their local business community’s recovery and restart.
Grant recipients will use the funding for 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.
These Business & Trader Groups are among 182 local organisations that have so far received funding through the initiative.
The Grants for Business Chambers and Trader Groups program is part of more than $7 billion in direct economic support provided by the Labor Government to Victorian businesses and workers to help them weather the storm of the pandemic.
Some $2.6 billion in funding has supported more than 130,000 small and medium businesses to date through the Business Support Fund while $87.5 million has been provided to support hospitality businesses prepare for COVID Normal.
For more information about the Grants for Business Chambers and Trader Groups program, go to business.vic.gov.au/businesschambers.
Quote attributable to Member for Northern Victoria, Mark Gepp
“We’re committed to assisting businesses throughout the Goulburn Valley to recover from the coronavirus pandemic and Business & Trader Groups will be a key part of this recovery.”
Quotes attributable to Minister for Small Business Jaala Pulford
“We appreciate the leading role Victorian business chambers and trader groups play in helping local businesses rebound and recover – that’s why it’s important to back that leadership with funding for local solutions to this global pandemic.”