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COVID-19 Support Measures Small Businesses

Other Financial Assistance

Australian Banking Association

Australian Banking Association announced measures to assist small business which may be available to NFPs.

Contact your financial institution as they may be able to provide some financial support with:

  • Deferral of small business loan payments for six months.
  • Fast track approval for new business loan approvals.

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Financial Difficulty

Energy Companies

Help with your energy bills from energy networks across NSW, Vic and SA.

If you can’t pay your energy bill on time, or have received a disconnection notice, contact your retailer as you may be able to:

  • Delay payment
  • Pay your bill off in smaller amounts
  • Avoid disconnection

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COVID-19 Information

Commercial Tenants and Landlords

A new mandatory code of conduct for commercial tenancies is to be legislated in each state and territory, which will bind both landlords and tenants who have a turnover of $50billion or less and who are eligible for JobKeeper payments, to certain imperatives. These include:

  • Landlords not being able to terminate leases or draw on their tenant’s security bond
  • Tenants honouring their leases; and
  • Landlords reducing rents proportionate to the trading reduction in the tenant’s business.

Links for further information:

National Cabinet Mandatory Code of Conduct

Additional Funding Available

The COVID-19 Rapid Advocacy Fund

  • A responsive pooled fund providing funding for projects which are non-profit, consistent with obligations on charities, legally compliant and providing social welfare.

Community Enterprise Foundation

  • Grants available through Community Banks, provided to eligible charities and not-for-profit organisations in rural communities.

Links for further information:

Rapid Advocacy Fund

Community Enterprise Foundation – Grant Funding

COVID-19 National Funding Platform

What is it?
Australian Communities Foundation and Philanthropy Australia have partnered to provide a national funding platform to coordinate the philanthropic response to the COVID-19 pandemic. NFP organisations are encouraged to register their COVID-19 related funding needs so that philanthropic funders can understand the granting opportunities available and respond to the critical needs of the sector.

How does it work?

  1. Register funding needs by completing this form: https://communityfoundation.org.au/making-a-difference/seeking-funding/
  2. Once submitted, due diligence will be completed on your funding proposal and your form will be processed
  3. Proposals meeting criteria will be listed on the COVID-19 Funding Platform Granting Opportunities register, and be searchable by the public and prospective funders

Links for further information:

COVID-19 National Funding Platform


Government Support

Boosting Cash Flow for Employers

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JobKeeper Payments

JobKeeper
Payments

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JobSeeker Payments

JobSeeker
Payments

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Federal Government Initiatives

Federal Government Initiatives

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State Government Assistance

State Government Assistance

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Local Government Assistance

Local Government Assistance

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Help Available

Other Financial Assistance

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