Greater Shepparton City Council advises the $170,000 Quick Response Grants pool has been expended and the grants are now closed.
The Quick Response Grants were introduced as one of 21 measures that made up Council’s Stage 1 Economic Response to COVID-19 package, announced in March this year.
The grants of up to $3,000 aimed to assist local small-to-medium businesses transition to e-commerce and online activity to continue to operate during COVID-19 lockdown restrictions.
Initially, the grant pool was set at $120,000, but after an incredible response to the grants, a further $50,000 was approved to the grant pool on 8 May 2020.
The further funds have since been expended, bringing the grants program to a close.
A total of 60 local small-to-medium businesses received funding under the program.
The grants ranged between industries from tourism, cafes and beauty therapy to professional services and retail.
The successful businesses utilised the grant in a range of ways to improve their e-commerce capabilities including the development of websites, online sales, associated software, training and improved social media presence.
Full list of recipients:
Jones & Mitchell Legal Pty Ltd
Shepparton Skin Clinic Cosmetic Pty Ltd
Altomark Pty Ltd t/as GB Coffee
The House of Kiddie Culture
Belcibo and Co
Redback Promo & Uniforms
Traffik Boutique Pty Ltd
Chocolate Chilly Pty Ltd as trustee for Chocolate Chilly Trust
Australian Wine & Food P/L
Shop 221 Pty Ltd
DMD Concepts Pty Ltd
GC Nuts & Confectionery
Infinity Accounting & Taxation Services
The Little Gourmet Food Company
Olivehouse Event + Function Venue & Greendale Grove Olive Shop
Riverside Gardens Garden Centre
Asthetique Skin Care
CMC Energy Solutions
Mercury Business Group Pty Ltd T/A AHA Accounting & Business Solutions
Nadine Holgate Therapy
3D Industrial Design
Optus Business Centre Shepparton
The Shepparton Fairy Shop / Delightful Rainglow
Future NRG Pty Ltd
G.V. Security Doors & Screens
Imperial Manor Pty Ltd t/a Sabac Distributors
Casablanca Pizza Restaurant
Corbetts Advisors Pty Ltd
Shepparton Skin and Body
JHC & G Pty. Ltd Trading as Collins Booksellers Shepparton
Donut A GoGo
Bendina Pty Ltd T/As Goulburn Valley Food Safety Services
Shepparton Golf Club
Concept Cars Shepparton
MCH (vic) Pty Ltd (Crane Hire)
Higgins Hygienic Bakery Pty Ltd
Rural Fencing Pty Ltd
Strata Imaging Australia PTY LTD
Joe Paul Menswear
Welsford Street Café
Tax City (Vic)
John King Signs
JL Productions & Hire Pty Ltd
Zaidee’s Rainbow Foundation
Rebound Ultimate Trampoline and Play Centre
The Deck Shepparton
James Seymour Architecture
Trelly’s Hunting and Fishing World