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East Gippsland small businesses can apply for support from $1M LaunchME program

Small businesses in East Gippsland will have access to services to help grow and sustain their businesses through the LaunchME program.

By news@gippsland - 17th December 2021 - Back to News

Local MP Darren Chester said $1 million was being invested to support small business growth as part of the region's bushfire recovery. "Aspiring entrepreneurs in East Gippsland will have access to coaching, mentoring, microfinance and other resources to kick start or develop their businesses," Mr Chester said.

LaunchME is a program focused on creating economic opportunities for vulnerable communities by delivering business support and microfinance services to support the development of microenterprises, with support from the Victorian State Government and Commonwealth Government

LaunchME is a program focused on creating economic opportunities for vulnerable communities by delivering business support and microfinance services to support the development of microenterprises, with support from the Victorian State Government and Commonwealth Government

Joint funded program

Mr Chester said, "Small businesses are the heart of our region and providing more support for locals to start their own business helps to boost our economy and support local jobs. Good Shepherd Australia will provide one-on-one mentoring and business coaching over six months to aspiring business owners and entrepreneurs. I encourage those in East Gippsland to check their eligibility and decide if they would benefit from some additional resources and support." Mr Chester said.

The LaunchME program is jointly funded through the $700 million Commonwealth-State Local Economic Recovery program in response to the 2019-20 Black Summer bushfires. For further information, to check eligibility or register interest visit LaunchME Victoria website.

Pictures from Good Shepherd website.


Source: http://gippsland.com/

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