Mansfield included in $10,000 small business grants

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HARD WORK PAYS OFF: It has taken months of combined lobbying, but Mansfield has finally been included in the list of shires eligible for the $10,000 Small Business Bushfire Grants. Pictured are Mansfield Shire mayor Marg Attley (front) and Helen Haines (MHR, Indi) who lobbied long and hard for the inclusion. Photo: Kieren Tilly

MANSFIELD businesses are now eligible for the $10,000 Bushfire Recovery grants after it was announced last week that the federal and state governments would include new local government areas (LGAs) in the funding pool.

Making the official announcement at Wangaratta, federal Independent MP Helen Haines (MHR, Indi), said the news came after five months of lobbying.

“It will be a great relief for our small businesses,” Dr Haines said.

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