Delays in ACT's COVID lockdown support grants frustrate Canberra businesses

Delays in ACT's COVID lockdown support grants frustrate Canberra businesses

Delays in ACT's COVID lockdown support grants frustrate Canberra businesses As the ACT's lockdown enters its fifth week, most businesses have yet to see a cent from promised support grants, as pressure mounts for the government to provide the funds quicker. Phillipa and Scott Leggo of Scott Leggo Gallery in Kingston applied for the grants at 9.30am on the first day applications opened. Ms Leggo said it was a straightforward process, however, the couple has not received their grant. This is not an uncommon scenario. Only about one in seven businesses that have applied for the jointly-funded ACT and federal government business support grants have received the funding. As of Tuesday, 7367 businesses in Canberra had applied for support grants but only about 1100 business had actually received their payments. …
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