Over the coming weeks we will be adding some useful links and resources here to help each other wherever we can. I will be asking our networks to share information, which we will then categorise as best as we can here.
Hopefully it helps!
If you have a useful link or resource to share, please send it to us online.
PLEASE NOTE: Please read everything carefully and asses how it might or might not work for you or your business, we are not experts in this field and are simply sharing public knowledge and information.
Small Business Grant – Victoria
Funding of $10,000 per business is available and will be allocated through a grant process.
City of Melbourne Grants
As part of their economic support package for city businesses, the City of Melbourne are offering $5 million in grants for small to medium sized businesses and non-profit organisations to invest in online and e-commerce capabilities, take part in training and professional development, and undertake capital works.
Supporting Apprentices and Trainees
The Government is supporting small business to retain their apprentices and trainees. Eligible employers can apply for a wage subsidy of 50 per cent of the apprentice’s or trainee’s wage for 9 months from 1 January 2020 to 30 September 2020.
The JobKeeper payment is intended to provide wage subsidies to businesses that are significantly affected by COVID-19. Businesses to register for a $1,500-a-fortnight coronavirus wage subsidy for their workers
Google Ad Credits
Google are giving our SMBs worldwide $340 million in ad credits, which can be used at any point until the end of 2020 across our Google Ads platforms
Facebook Small Business Program
Facebook is offering $100M in cash grants and ad credits to help during this challenging time.
Software and Application Providers
Google Hangouts (Video Conferencing) – FREE
Google is making conferencing service, Hangouts Meet, available for all
G-suite customers until July 1, 2020.
Microsoft Teams – Collaboration via Chat of Video Conferencing
Microsoft has announced FREE access to Microsoft Teams for six months.
Zoom Video Conferencing – FREE (40 min limit)
Also check out their tools and resources here to help with all the ways you can use Zoom to interact with your colleagues, clients and more…