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Small Business Ventilation Program

Small Business Ventilation Program

The Ventilation Grant enables eligible businesses to invest in large projects to improve ventilation.
Grant funding will be matched dollar for dollar for the business, between $1000 and $5000.

Improving ventilation helps reduce the spread of COVID-19 and provides customers with the confidence that businesses are doing everything they can to keep them safe.

You can apply in two ways.

  1. If you already have evidence of eligible expenditure purchased from 1 January 2022, such as receipts and paid invoices, submit evidence of eligible expenditure when applying.
  2. Alternatively, you can apply by proposing a ventilation project, with grant funds to be paid at a later date once eligible items have been purchased and evidence of expenditure has been submitted (by 15 November 2022).

Examples of eligible program expenditure may include:

  • works to the building to maximise ventilation, for example fixing windows to ensure they open or adding additional windows or doors to create greater air flow
  • purchase and installation of spare parts to ensure the existing ventilation system operates effectively
  • repairs, servicing or cleaning of an existing heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system or air conditioning unit
  • purchasing an air purifier using a high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter for the premises
  • inspection by a qualified professional service provider for the purpose of a ventilation audit, HVAC health check or assistance with items identified in the self-assessment ventilation guidance.

A business that operates in more than one premises under its ABN may apply for a grant for each location. A separate application is required for each location.

Grant applications are now open via the Business Victoria website on