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The deadline for businesses to begin applications for financial assistance relating to the October floods is approaching on February 7.

Businesses must have applied for the $5000 Small Business Immediate Flood Relief Program by February 7 to be eligible for the Business and Community Sport Flood Recovery Grants stream, which provides further grants of up to $50,000 and has a cut-off date of May 1.

Member for Euroa Annabelle Cleeland encouraged businesses to come forward for assistance.

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“The October floods devastated our region, and these grants exist to provide businesses a helping hand. I encourage everyone impacted to make the most of this assistance,” she said.

“I’ve been speaking to businesses across the region and many were not even aware assistance was available.

“In order to be eligible for assistance of up to $50,000 you must have applied for the initial $5000 grant by February 7.”

People can call Business Victoria on 13 22 15 or the Flood Recovery Helpline on 1800 560 760 for assistance with grant applications.

Mitchell Shire Council is also offering support through its emergency hub at Seymour Library from 9.30am to 4.30pm on weekdays.

People can visit www.vic.gov.au/financial-help-2022-victorian-floods for more information.

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