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COVID-19 Support Measures Small Businesses

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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.

The Foundation for Young Australians COVID-19 Youth Response Fund

  • One-off grants between $5,000 and $20,000 to primarily youth-led (aged 15-29 as at 4th May 2020) initiatives that are responding to the impact COVID-19 is having on young people. Applications for Round 2 open 1 June and close 12 June 2020.

Broadtree Foundation

  • Providing one-off funding for initiatives which support organisations and groups impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak, of up to $15,000. Applications close 31 May 2020.

Australia Post Community Grants Program

  • Grants of up to $10,000 for eligible not-for-profit organisations. Applications close 17 July 2020

ANZ Seeds of Renewal

  • Grants for not-for-profit community-based organisations for projects within rural communities. Applications close 19 August 2020.

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

COVID-19 Youth Response Fund

Broad Tree Foundation

Australia Post Grants Program

ANZ Seeds of Renewal 

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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