A second round of Small Business Lockdown Assistance Grants is available from the State Government to help small businesses with costs incurred as a result of the recent four-day lockdown.
The government has offered a $3,000 grant to support small businesses that incurred direct costs or lost more than 30 per cent of revenue due to recent COVID-19 restrictions.
Shire of Mundaring Chief Executive Officer, Jonathan Throssell, encouraged small businesses in the shire impacted by the June 2021 circuit-breaker lockdown to apply.
"It is wonderful to see our State Government supporting small businesses in the Perth and Peel region with these grants," he said.
"The Shire has supported its business community through our COVID-19 Relief and Recovery Fund during the past year. While those grants have now closed, it is fantastic to see the State Government step-in and assist small businesses in the Perth and Peel regions."
Mr Throssell encouraged local businesses to check their eligibility at the Small Business Development Corporation website.
"More than 15,400 businesses in Perth and Peel could be eligible for the program and this includes hospitality, catering, fitness, hair and beauty, and creative and performing arts, among others," he said.
"The next step is to register your details with the Small Business Development Corporation and apply when the program opens."
The one-off grants apply to the lockdown period of 29 June 2021 to 2 July 2021 and the associated restriction period of 3 July 2021 to 6 July 2021.
Businesses must be able to prove losses incurred for perishable goods, cancellations or other unforeseen costs or demonstrate at least a 30 per cent reduction in revenues as a result of the lockdown.
Applications open on Monday 19 July at https://www.smallbusiness.wa.gov.au, with grant payments expected to be distributed by the end of July.
For the full list of eligible businesses, visit the Small Business Development Corporation website.