Members of the Committee for Wyndham and the Werribee Business and Tourism Association (WBTA) will benefit from $10,000 awarded to each trader group through the Andrews Labor Government’s Grants for Business Chambers and Trader Groups program.

Member for Werribee Tim Pallas said the funding will help Wyndham business leaders to provide critical advice, connections and resources to businesses in Werribee, supporting their members’ transition to COVID Normal.

The program has provided $4.15 million in support through grants of $10,000, $20,000 or $50,000 to business chambers and trader groups across Victoria to support their local business community’s recovery and restart.

Grant recipients will use the funding for business activation initiatives like facilitating members’ adaptation to COVID Normal, ‘buy local’ campaigns and improving access to programs and services focused on resilience and recovery.

Committee for Wyndham and WBTA were among 182 Victorian organisations that have so far received grant funding through the initiative.

The Grants for Business Chambers and Trader Groups program is part of more than $7 billion in direct economic support provided by the Labor Government to Victorian businesses and workers to help them weather the storm of the pandemic.

Some $2.6 billion in funding has supported more than 130,000 small and medium businesses to date through the Business Support Fund while $87.5 million has been provided to support hospitality businesses prepare for COVID Normal.

For more information about the Grants for Business Chambers and Trader Groups program, go to

Quotes attributable to Minister for Small Business Jaala Pulford

“Committee for Wyndham and WBTA are fantastic advocate for the business community in Wyndham, and this funding will help local business recover and prepare for COVID Normal.”

“We appreciate the leading role Victorian business chambers and trader groups play in helping local businesses rebound and recover – that’s why it’s important to back that leadership with funding for local solutions to this global pandemic.”

Quote attributable to Member for Werribee Tim Pallas

“We’re committed to assisting businesses throughout Wyndham recover from the coronavirus pandemic. Committee for Wyndham and WBTA will be a key part of this recovery.”