Another round of the Small Business Ventilation Progrom

Project Manager - Knox Council

The $60 million Small Business Ventilation Program helps eligible public-facing small businesses to improve building ventilation in areas accessible to customers and reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19.

Improving ventilation helps reduce the spread of COVID-19 and provides customers with the confidence that businesses are doing everything they can to keep them safe.

Under the program, two types of support will be available:

  1. Ventilation Rebate – A $500 rebate for public-facing small businesses to undertake immediate actions such as purchasing equipment or hiring a qualified tradesperson to undertake minor services to improve ventilation in areas accessible to customers.
  2. Ventilation Grant – Matched grants of $1000 to $5000 to enable public-facing small businesses who employ staff to invest in larger projects such as building works, engaging professional services or equipment to improve ventilation in areas accessible to customers.

A business can apply for both a Ventilation Rebate and a Ventilation Grant. The submitted applications can request funds for the same ventilation project, however the funds must not be allocated to the same eligible expenditure item.

If you previously applied for a Ventilation Rebate or Ventilation Grant and were successful, you cannot apply again under the same stream for the same business (Ventilation Rebate) or the same premises (Ventilation Grant). For example, if you have received the $500 Ventilation Rebate, you cannot apply for the rebate again, even with new expenditure. If eligible, you could apply for a Ventilation Grant.

Small Business Ventilation Program – Ventilation Grant and Ventilation Rebate will close for applications at 11:00pm on Thursday 8 September 2022.

Project Manager - Knox Council