Applications open for $20 million Business Support Package
The Tasmanian Liberal Government is continuing to support our State’s economy and our businesses from the impacts of COVID-19 which continues to evolve across the country.
Applications are now open for the $20 million Business Support Package which will give much-needed relief to Tasmanian businesses struggling with the ongoing effects of border closures.
The package, jointly funded by the Tasmanian and Australian Governments, will be targeted at businesses operating in tourism, hospitality, arts and events, seafood and transport (hire car, coach tours) sectors, as well as those that have been impacted directly by reduced interstate visitation as a result of our necessary border restrictions.
Financial support of between $2,000 and $10,000 will be available to eligible businesses that have suffered a 30 per cent decline in their turnover. The grants will be non-competitive and assessed in order of receipt.
The package forms part of the Tasmanian Liberal Government’s 4 Point Delta Shield Plan that will help keep our State safe and our economy strong as we continue to deal with the risks associated with the delta strain of COVID-19.
Our thoughts continue to be with States and Territories currently dealing with serious COVID-19 outbreaks and associated lockdowns.
We know that those lockdowns have also had a direct impact on Tasmanian businesses, and that’s why our Government continues to take an agile and responsive approach to how we continue to support our business owners and operators during this challenging time.
We will continue to monitor the situation around the nation and review the impacts on our businesses moving forward to determine any additional measures that may be required as we continue to respond to the ongoing COVID-19 situation around the country.
Full details about the program can be accessed at Business Tasmania, www.business.tas.gov.au