Support to re-open a good move

By Yarrawonga Chronicle

The state’s peak business organisation, Business NSW welcomes the announcement of grants to help small businesses reopen or upscale. 

From 1 July, businesses and not-for-profits organisations that have been severely impacted by the pandemic will be able to apply for a grant of up to $3,000 to assist with the costs of re-opening their businesses. 

“Small business owners across our region have done it tough during the pandemic, with many impacted by bushfires and drought prior to that,” said Business NSW Regional Manager Murray Riverina Andrew Cottrill.

“Many have had to lay off staff and are struggling to just survive. They will certainly appreciate this new support package from the Government as they ramp up their operations following hibernation. 

“Business NSW will be encouraging all of our member businesses to apply for the grant as it will help to kick start their operations, re-engage staff and allow them to get back to running their business in the ‘new normal’. 

“The application process for this grant commences the day after the current $10,000 Small Business Grant program closes, showing that the Government is acutely aware of the plight of the thousands of small business owners, and their employees, across the Riverina Murray. 

“While some of the initial stimulus measures were aimed at larger companies, these packages are aimed at small and family owned operations who are the lifeblood of their local community and who employ local people, Mr Cottrill said.