The Small Business Ventilation Program is now open. The Victorian Government is providing $60 million for public-facing small businesses to improve ventilation.

This support has been designed to help businesses implement new guidance on building ventilation to reduce the risk of spreading COVID 19 and to keep customers COVID Safe. The Small Business Ventilation Guide is also available, which provides simple tips to help businesses improve ventilation.

Eligible businesses can now apply for funding to invest in equipment, undertake works or engage professional services to improve ventilation in areas of the workplace that are accessible to customers.

Under the program, 2 types of support are available:

The Ventilation Rebate provides 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.

The Ventilation Grant enables eligible public-facing businesses to invest in large projects to improve ventilation, such as building works, engaging professional services or purchasing equipment. Grant funding will be matched dollar for dollar with the business, between $1000 and $5000.

Applications are open until 11:59pm Friday 24 June 2022, or until funds are exhausted.

Contact CFM Air Conditioning to discuss your requirements and for a no obligation quote on 03 8786 3088