April 7, 2022

The Victorian Government’s $60 million Small Business Ventilation Program will help eligible public-facing small businesses to improve building ventilation in areas accessible to customers.

Improving ventilation helps reduce the spread of COVID-19 and provides customers with the confidence that businesses are doing everything they can to keep them safe.

This support has been designed to help businesses implement new guidance on building ventilation.

The Small Business Ventilation Guide is also available, which provides simple tips to help businesses improve ventilation.

Eligible businesses can now apply for funding to invest in equipment, undertake works or engage professional services to improve ventilation in areas of the workplace that are accessible to customers.

Under the program, 2 types of support are available:

  • Ventilation Rebate – A $500 rebate for public-facing small businesses to undertake immediate actions such as purchasing equipment or hiring a qualified tradesperson to undertake minor services to improve ventilation in areas accessible to customers.
  • Ventilation Grant – Matched grants of $1000 to $5000 to enable public-facing small businesses who employ staff to invest in larger projects such as building works, engaging professional services or equipment to improve ventilation in areas accessible to customers.

Applications are open until 11:59pm Friday 24 June 2022,
or until funds are exhausted.

This program is a part of a broader Business Stimulus Package. To learn about other support you could access, visit Business Stimulus Package.

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