YARRA RANGES BUSINESS CHAMBERS RECEIVE VITAL FUNDING
Monday 30 November 2020
Members of two Yarra Ranges business chambers will benefit from grants awarded through the Andrews Government’s Grants for Business Chambers and Trader Groups program.
Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing announced that Yarra Valley Business Inc and the Yarra Valley Winegrowers Association will receive $20,000 and $50,000 respectively to provide critical advice, connections and resources to businesses in the Yarra Ranges to support their members’ transition to COVID Normal.
The program has provided $4.15 million in support through grants of $10,000, $20,000 or $50,000 to business chambers and trader groups across Victoria to support their local business community’s recovery and restart.
Grant recipients will use the funding for business activation initiatives like facilitating members’ adaptation to COVID Normal, ‘buy local’ campaigns and improving access to programs and services focused on resilience and recovery.
Yarra Valley Business Inc and the Yarra Valley Winegrowers Association are two of 182 local organisations that have so far received grant funding through the initiative.
The Grants for Business Chambers and Trader Groups program is part of more than $7 billion in direct economic support provided by the government to Victorian businesses and workers to help them weather the storm of the pandemic.
Some $2.6 billion in funding has supported more than 130,000 small and medium businesses to date through the Business Support Fund while $87.5 million has been provided to support hospitality businesses prepare for COVID Normal.
For more information about the Grants for Business Chambers and Trader Groups program, go to business.vic.gov.au/businesschambers.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Small Business Jaala Pulford
“Yarra Valley Business Inc and the Yarra Valley Winegrowers Association are fantastic advocates for the business community in the Yarra Ranges and this funding will help local business recover and prepare for COVID Normal.”
“We appreciate the leading role Victorian business chambers and trader groups play in helping local businesses rebound and recover – that’s why it’s important to back that leadership with funding for local solutions to this global pandemic.”
Quote attributable to Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing
“We’re committed to assisting businesses throughout the Yarra Ranges recover from the coronavirus pandemic and Yarra Valley Business Inc and the Yarra Valley Winegrowers Association will be key to this recovery.”