Whilst we welcome and celebrate the softening of restrictions for dentistry this coming Monday the 27th of April – There is still a lot of disruption dental practice owners are facing. The limited dental treatments you can provide, staff salaries in such a quiet time, rent and the overall costs of running a business are still going to have an impact for months to come.
Our marketing team has provided a list of all the government grants and funding thats available state by state. You will need to follow the below grant links to identify your eligibility however lots of practice owners have been able to secure funding for a range of support.
One of the key initiatives throughout the grants is the support being provided for businesses to have an increased focus on digital marketing efforts to help them engage their audience in new ways.
NSW Government Grants
NSW Small Business Support Grant (Up to $10,000) – The NSW government has released $750 million to support NSW businesses severely impacted by COVID-19. This government grant can only be used for unavoidable business expenses (i.e. utilities, council rates, professional advice). The application remains open until 1 June, 2020 so be swift with your application and provide substance in your application.
City Of Sydney Small Business Grants (Up to $10,000) – An additional $2 million has been allocated by the city of Sydney to support small businesses in Sydney. This grant can be used for a range of purposes including internet marketing, online training and development, the purchasing of new equipment and more. Applications for this marketing grant closes on the 27th of April.
Canterbury – Bankstown Smart City Smart Business Grants (Up to $2,000) – $250,000 is being made available to businesses in these local government areas. The grant can be used to improve online and sales capabilities (i.e. dental website, digital marketing).
VIC Government Grants
VIC Business Support Fund (Up to $10,000) – The $500 million Business Support Fund will support Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) within the hardest-hit sectors. The grant can be used towards costs such as utilities, rent and salaries, and activities to support business continuity planning. Applications close 1 June 2020
City of Melbourne Quick Response Business Grants (Up to $10,000) – Up to $2,000 is available for training and professional development; up to $5,000 is available for investing in online and e-commerce activities; and up to $10,000 is available in dollar-for-dollar funding for capital works projects, to adapt to the changing conditions. Applications close 24 April, 2020
QLD Government Grants
QLD Small Business Digital Grants Program (Round 8 TBC) – Funding of up to $10,000 can be provided for businesses to purchase and adopt digital technology/services (i.e. Digital marketing) that will enhance the digital capabilities of the business. Round 8 of this grant has not opened for applications yet, we recommend bookmarking this page and checking back.
TAS Government Grants
TAS Small Business Emergency Support Grant (Up to $2,500) – Businesses that meet the ‘hardship test’ and have less than 25 Full-Time Equivalent Employees are able to access this grant. Round 2 of this grant closes on 30 April, 2020
TAS Small Business Hardship Grant (Up to $15,000) – Businesses that have less than 50 Full-Time Equivalent Employees that can meet the ‘hardship test’ in certain sectors can access this grant. Applications close 30 April, 2020
City Of Hobart eCommerce Support Grants (Up to $300) – Businesses that have a physical store in the city of Hobart can use this grant to cover fees associated with selling their goods online via an eCommerce platform. Applications now open, and will close when funding has been exhausted.
WA Government Grants
WA One-Off Payroll Tax Grant ($17,500) – This one-off payment will be given to businesses with annual taxable wages between 1 -4 million. In addition, Payroll Tax will be waived between March and June for businesses with annual wages of less than $7.5 million.
SA Government Grants
SA $10,000 Emergency Cash Grants For Small Businesses – Small Businesses highly impacted by COVID-19 may be eligible to receive a $10,000 grant to support the operation of their business. If you’re eligible for the JobKeeper Payments, it is understood that you are ‘highly impacted’. Applications close on 1 June 2020
NT Government Grants
NT Small Business Survival Fund – Eligible Businesses in select industries will be able to receive an immediate Survival Payment of up to $50,000 depending on their size and a further Rapid Adaption Payment of up to $5,000 dependant on circumstances. Applications close 1 May 2020.
Additional Marketing Support
We have been supporting practice owners through the covid-19 pandemic and continue to provide communication strategies and plan for practices to reopen with a full range of dental services to provide, check out some of our additional resources to help your business get ahead.
Covid-19 Marketing Guide – Remove the guesswork from your dental marketing and use this time to get ahead of your competitors.
Dental Communication Strategy – Communicate with clarity and confidence to your patients so they can understand what the next steps look like and the measures your practice is taking to provide a safe, hygienic environment for them
If you need any support applying for marketing government grants or improving your dental marketing plan then call us today!