First People's COVID-19 Business Support Fund VIC

The First People's COVID-19 Business Support Fund provides Aboriginal businesses with funding to help them meet business costs during trading restrictions.


What do you get?

A one-off grant of up to $10,000.

Who is this for?

Victorian Aboriginal businesses.


Funding may be used to:

  • meet business costs, including utilities, stock, salaries or rent
  • seek financial, legal or other advice to support business continuity planning
  • develop the business through marketing and communications activities
  • address supply chain and logistics challenges
  • pivot the business offering in response to the current environment
  • conduct other supporting activities related to the operation of the business.

What are the eligibility criteria?

To be eligible, you must:

  • be a Victorian business (includes sole traders and self-employed businesses)
  • hold an Australian business number (ABN) and held that ABN on 16 March 2020
  • be certified as an Aboriginal business through Kinaway
  • have a minimum annual turnover of $30,000 (or pro-rata turnover if an annual turnover is not available)
  • have been impacted by temporary trading restrictions introduced to slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

Businesses that have already received funding of $10,000 or more from the Business Support Fund, the Business Support Fund – Expansion program or the third round of the Business Support Fund are not eligible for funding under this program.

How do you apply?

Find out more about eligibility and how to apply at First People's COVID-19 Business Support Fund.

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