With the extended Covid-19 lockdowns, and uncertainty in the future, restaurants, bars, clubs and all hospitality venues in Melbourne and across Victoria have faced the toughest times in living memory.
Having reviewed successful business support models in New York and other hard-hit places the Victorian Government has introduced a fast-track grant of $5000 to help businesses improve their outdoor spaces to help them continue operating safely and if possible with increased capacity. This grant comes from the $58 million Outdoor Eating and Entertainment Package.
These grants are accessible for licensed and unlicensed hospitality businesses such as restaurants, cafes, bars/pubs/taverns, clubs and food takeaways. Not only have they made funds available, but also committed to loosening council regulations to make things easier and quicker for business to adapt. This means allowing businesses to have more outside dining spaces and developing dedicated areas across the city including closed off streets creating outdoor precincts for pop up restaurants and more.
If you’re a hospitality business in or around Melbourne you are most likely eligible for the $5000 quick turn-around grant so check the outdoor eating and entertainment package here.
For years we have helped Melbourne hospitality businesses improve and expand their outdoor dining and entertainment spaces with customised outdoor structures and shade solutions from retractable awnings and roof systems, to shade sails and umbrellas, heaters and barriers.
We’re currently helping a number of Melbourne businesses that are utilising the hospitality grant and we can help you make the most of the funds available to improve your business not just for the Covid-19 pandemic but well into the future.
Our experienced team will listen and then recommend genuinely good ideas and solutions. We’ve been trusted in Melbourne for years, so give us a call to see how we can help you make the most of the outdoor grant in these tough times.