With an application closing date of September 22nd, this an opportunity to jump on ASAP.
Facebook has just announced their Small Business Grants Programme, where you can secure a grant of up to $6,400 for your business.
Facebook has recognised that so many small businesses have been ravaged by the economic effects of COVID-19 and want to help us to survive. That’s why they’re also offering tools for resilience on their Business Resource Hub.
Through the Small Business Grants Programme, Facebook will be accepting, reviewing and delivering grants for up to 30,000 businesses in more than 30 countries, now including Australia.
Here, they’re offering approximately AUD $3 million in grants to roughly 465 eligible small businesses.
For your business to be eligible you must meet the following criteria:
- Experienced challenges from COVID-19
- Have between 2 and 50 employees as of Jan 1st 2020
- Been in business for over a year
- Be a for-profit company
- Must be in Sydney or Melbourne, where Facebook has offices
Each grant is worth $6,400 which would comprise of $4,000 in cash for your business and $2,400 in Facebook ad credits. You can apply for the grant here.
What you’ll need to apply:
- Up to 45 minutes to complete the application
- ASIC registration (latest 2020 copy)
- Responses on hand for how your business has been impacted by COVID-19
- Responses on hand for how your business would use the grant
The funding is to go towards keeping your workforce going strong, rent and operational costs, connecting with more customers and supporting your community.
As Facebook Premium Partners, we’ll be lobbying our contacts at Facebook to qualify all our clients, so let us know if you are applying.
The Facebook Premium title isn’t awarded to just any agency. It’s the highest possible Facebook partnership and is only given to agencies who have proven themselves to be at the top of their game when it comes to delivering exceptional results through Facebook and Instagram advertising.
At Emote Digital, we work hard to demonstrate our capacity and ability across all areas of Facebook marketing, as well as managing a notably high level of media spend (averaging $5 million per quarter).
Make the most out of your application by having a Premium partner by your side. Applications close Tuesday, 22nd September so reach out to us today to benefit from this exceptional grant.