Hopefully, you’ve seen our most recent magazine, and if not the online version is here and we have loads at the office so come and grab a bundle.
Our super popular Tasty Little Touring Map is open for ad bookings, and you can sign up for your spot here. And back to magazines, we’re working on the winter edition. This is always the most popular one and the last two mags have sold out so don’t muck around if you want to advertise in it. Again, sign up form is here.
Lastly from DMT, we are having our Annual Operator Conference on June 22nd. We’re asking you what you want to learn or hear about here. We’d really appreciate your thoughts: after all, the conference is for you.
Below there is information regarding the Accommodation Support Program, as well as a grant opportunity for agribusinesses.
Look after yourselves,
Steve and the DMT Team
Open for applications: $16.2m Victorian Accommodation Support Program
As part of the Victorian Government’s $143.2 million Circuit Breaker Support Package, the $16.2 million Victorian Accommodation Support Program is now available to support accommodation providers who provided full refunds for cancellations for stays between 12 and 17 February as a result of circuit breaker action to limit the spread of COVID-19.
Eligible businesses can receive funding of either $2,250 or $4,500 depending on the number of cancelled nights.
Full details on eligibility and how to apply are set out on the Victorian Accommodation Support Program web page.
Applications are now open until 11:59 pm on 16 March 2021.
Tourism accommodation providers who receive support through the Victorian Licensed Hospitality Venue Fund circuit break lockdown grant will be eligible to apply for a grant and the funding amount will be as normal.
If businesses apply for and receive funding under the Business Cost Assistance Program, their grant funding under this Victorian Accommodation Support Program will be reduced to:
Tier 1: Funding of $250 (ex GST) per tourism accommodation premises experiencing 10 or fewer cancelled nights; or
Tier 2: Funding of $2,500 (ex GST) per tourism accommodation premises with 11 or more cancelled nights.
New support for Small-Scale and Craft Businesses
The Small-Scale and Craft Program targets agribusinesses looking to scale-up operations, diversify product lines, and expand outreach.
Over the course of the program, 165 businesses have been awarded successful grants totalling an investment of $4.3 million into the sector.
Congratulations to those who were successful and for those who missed out on the first round of Stream One grants or didn’t apply, you are encouraged to review the guidelines for Stream One: Round Two.
We’re pleased to announce that Stream One: Round Two will open on 24 February 2021 and will offer grants of up to $15,000 to eligible small-scale and craft agribusinesses for projects that will support you to:
- Modernise equipment or adopt new technologies
- Leverage your business
- Diversify your product range
- Access new markets and improve business resilience
Applications close on 26 March 2021.
For more details on eligibility and to apply visit the Agriculture Victoria website