During these crazy times, the French Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry is reaching out to its members and the wider community…
Here is an extract from their latest newsletter, summarising the new Business Support Package launched by the Victorian government, as well as the mental health services available during these difficult times.
Business Support Package by the Victorian Government
A new Business Support Package has been launched to provide more support to help businesses and workers through to the other side of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
- Business Support Fund – Expansion: $5,000 grants to support businesses through the renewed restrictions- Applications are still open.
- Regional Tourism Accommodation Support Program: Support to cover the cost of refunds caused by the current restrictions- Applications are still open.
- CBD Business Support Fund: Register your interest for the new $20 million CBD Business Support Fund. Watch that space.
- Night-time economy support program: Register your interest for the new night-time economy support program. Watch that space.
Looking after yourself and others
It is a difficult and uncertain time for all of us. If you are experiencing increased stress or anxiety during these challenging times, we urge you to speak to a dedicated mental health service such as those listed below:
Beyond Blue: Phone 1300 22 4636
Lifeline: Phone 13 11 14
Safe Steps: Phone 1800 015 188