Doing It Tough Grant Program

We know many micro businesses and sole traders are doing it tough right now, and we know they have disproportionately struggled to receive government support. That’s why COSBOA and GoFundMe have joined forces to provide Doing It Tough grants to this group of small business people. 

In July, a well-meaning stranger created a GoFundMe page for a sole trader based in Victoria who ultimately declined the funds (more information from GoFundMe will be available). The remaining funds have been given to COSBOA to distribute to sole traders and micro businesses who are doing it tough.

Key information:
  • Grants of $3,000 will be available to sole traders and micro businesses with 3 or fewer employees.

  • The first round of grants will go to recipients located in Victoria, in line with the intent of the original GoFundMe campaign.

  • COSBOA is sourcing funds for a second round of grants for Victoria and the rest of Australia.

  • Applications for both rounds of grants are anticipated to open the week of 27 September.

More information, including full eligibility criteria and terms and conditions, will be available next week. Keep checking this page.

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