Sole Trader Support Fund VIC

The Sole Trader Support Fund provides funding to eligible non-employing businesses to help them make it through the restricted trading conditions.


What do you get?

A grant of $3000.

Who is this for?

Victorian sole traders.


This program aims to help sole traders in affected industry sectors survive the impacts of continued COVID-19 shutdown restrictions.

Grants may be used to:

  • meet business costs, including utilities, salaries, or rent
  • seek financial, legal or other advice to support business continuity planning
  • develop the business through marketing and communications activities
  • undertake any other supporting activity related to the operation of the business.

What are the eligibility criteria?

To be eligible, you must:

  • operate a non-employing business within Victoria
  • operate from a commercial premise or location (and not a residential premises) for at least 6 months as a:
    • tenant
    • licensee
    • owner/occupier of a fixed commercial premise
    • operator of a registered mobile food premises (e.g. food van) with a permit or commercial agreement to operate at specific location(s)
  • hold a valid Australian business number (ABN)
  • be registered for goods and services tax (GST)
  • be a current participant in the Commonwealth Government’s JobKeeper payment scheme
  • operate in an eligible industry sector that has been heavily restricted or closed as a result of continued restrictions.

Businesses that have received a grant under the Business Support Fund, Business Support Fund-Expansion, third round of the Business Support Fund or Licensed Hospitality Venue Fund programs are not eligible to apply.

How do you apply?

Find out more about eligibility and how to apply at Sole Trader Support Fund.

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