Financial support totalling $5million has been released by the City of Melbourne to help small to medium sized businesses affected by COVID-19 to invest in online and e-commerce capabilities. City businesses can apply for a grant up to $5000 for investing in online and e-commerce activities to adapt to the COVID-19 shut down. This support is for small to medium sized to invest in online and e-commerce capabilities.
Costs associated with online and e-commerce activities include website design and development of the e-commerce platforms (selling online and receiving payments) online content development (web pages, mobile apps, audio and visual media) digital marketing and promotion up to $5000 are eligible for the grant
Lord Mayor Sally Capp said the grants would enable businesses to adapt quickly to COVID-19 retailing and offer products online, provide services virtually and offer take-away and delivery of goods. Businesses and organisations need investment to be able to change the way they operate, and these grants will offer a cash injection to help them make swift changes and keep operating in this rapidly changing environment.
These grants provide financial assistance so organisations can quickly adapt to offering products online, providing services virtually or offering take-away and delivery.
To be eligible to apply, applicants must meet the following criteria:
be located within the City of Melbourne municipality
have an Australian Business Number (ABN)
be a small to medium sized business (employ fewer than 50 full-time equivalent employees at the time of application, or up to 75 staff for hospitality and tourism sectors)
able to demonstrate how the grant will help support your business or non-profit organisation in response to the impact of COVID-19.
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