Applications for the Business Costs Assistance Program and the Licensed Hospitality Venue Fund to help businesses affected for the Circuit Breaker restrictions are now open. View more here.
The Victorian Government has announced that from 11.59pm Thursday 17 June, restrictions will be further eased in Metropolitan Melbourne and Regional Victoria. See the summary here.
Use of the Victorian Government QR code service is now mandatory in all venues and facilities required to have electronic record-keeping for contact tracing purposes. Retail will also be required to use QR codes as of 18 June, and offices as of 1 July. Find out more.
We are excited to announce that VTIC has been selected as one of ten organisations in Victoria to be part of the Small Business Wellbeing Project.
The Small Business Wellbeing Project is part of the Victorian Government’s $26 million Wellbeing and Mental Health Support program for small businesses. The Project is funded by the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions (DJPR), managed by the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and delivered by the Partners in Wellbeing team at EACH.
What does the program offer?
Who is this available to?
The project will run until the end of June 2021. During this time, you, your family and any staff member can access these services – it’s free and confidential.
How can you access these services?
VTIC has a new team member – Danielle Hose, Mental Health/Wellbeing Clinician and Consultant (see below a message from Dannii) – who is looking forward to connecting with you in the next few months. Remember that you, your employees and family members can access this service, so just contact Dannii on:
Phone: 03 7035 5732
One of our members said the support has been a game changer for him – “when the business is looked after, I feel looked after” (through this program, he had access to the wellbeing, financial counselling and business advisor support) “I feel like me again and for the first time in 12 months, I feel excited to go to work again.”
Hear from a business owner who accessed this service through the Partners in Wellbeing – view it here.
Further support is also available through:
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