A $5000 relief grant - apply now

We know the ripple of devastation from the last few months. In VIC, we're feeling the initial splash all over again.

At Worksmith, we understand the giant challenges of the grand opening/grand closing that our venues and industry face in the coming months. It's a series of challenges that we know the industry is ready to face head-on, but we also know that a little extra leg-up can be a lot of help.

That’s why we are launching the “Worksmith COVID Relief Grant”, to provide a little extra help to those who need it.

How does it work?

Worksmith is donating $5000 so that we can offer a cash grant of $1000 to five individuals working in hospitality to help them get back on their feet in the wake of COVID-19. It may not be much, but it’s a start. Whether you need to pay a bill, experiment with new menu items, bring on an extra staff member, or take your team out for a celebration, how you want to spend it is up to you.

You simply have to be working in the hospitality industry and to apply below - simple as that.

We’ll be following up with individuals and doing our best to distribute the grant money fairly over the next month.

Applications have been extended and are now open until 11:59 pm, July 31st, 2020.

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FAQ

Am I eligible?

If you work in the hospitality industry and have experienced hardship you are eligible to apply for the grant.

How do I apply?

The grant will be run in two phases.

Phase one is a simple application stating your name and email address so we can contact you.

Phase two we will reach out to you for a little more information about your situation- this phase is critical in being considered for the grant. You will be notified via email if you are selected for phase two.

What can I spend the money on?

The successful recipients of the grant will be able to spend the money and whatever they choose- we do ask that it’s in line with your application though and we will need to follow up with recipients to ensure the grant was spent correctly according to their application.

When will I receive the grant money?

Successful recipients of the grant will receive their funds after August 3rd.

How is the grant assessed?

Applications will be assessed after July 18th. We will announce the successful recipients of the grant on August 3rd.

Assessment is at the discretion of Worksmith, applicants will be assessed on their current situation and plans for the money.