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Small Business Digital Adaptation Program

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Application Deadline: 11:59pm on 18 July 2022.

The Small Business Digital Adaptation Program provides $1200 rebates so small businesses can access a range of digital business tools.

The Victorian Government has partnered with 14 suppliers to help you build or upgrade your website, improve your cash flow, start online marketing, manage your jobs and projects, and keep better track of stock.

Here’s how it works:

  • take free product trials and workshops
  • choose one or more of the digital products
  • purchase your product and start using it
  • apply for the rebate to cover up to 12 months access
  • if eligible, you will be able to claim $1200.

There are only a limited number of rebates and you will need to pay ongoing costs for the product after the rebate runs out.

Eligibility

The Small Business Digital Adaptation Program is for sole trader, micro-businesses and small businesses. To be eligible for the program an applicant must:

  • operate a business located in Victoria that has been in operation since or before 28 March 2021
  • hold an Australian Business Number (ABN)
  • have continuously held the ABN since or before 28 March 2021.

Applicants must meet the eligibility criteria and agree to the conditions outlined in the program guidelines.

Applicants also need to attest that they are currently operating their business and intend to adapt their business to a digital operating environment.

Businesses will be ineligible for the program if any information in their application is found to be deliberately false or misleading.

Businesses that received a rebate through any earlier rounds of the program are not eligible to receive a further rebate. Only one successful rebate is allowed per eligible ABN for all rounds of the program.

Application Procedure

This is a purchase rebate program. You must sign up for and purchase an available digital product before you apply.

Complete the online rebate application form by 11:59pm 18 July 2022. Ensure you answer all questions and provide all the required information, including proof of your purchase.

You will be contacted by email six weeks after eligibility is confirmed to verify you are still using the product/s you purchased. This is a mandatory step that is required to receive the rebate.

If you are successful, you will receive an email that includes instructions on how to claim your rebate. It is important that you read this email carefully and follow the instructions provided. You must lodge your claim for the rebate by clicking the link provided in the email. Your payment should arrive into your nominated bank account 20 days after you have lodged your claim.

Unsuccessful applicants will be advised by email.

You will be contacted to participate in an evaluation survey after 6 and 12 months to help us understand the program impact.

The program only covers access during the first 12 months.

Official Website: Small Business Digital Adaptgranation Program

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