Latest Government Grants for Restaurants, Cafes & Hospitality

Ken Burgin

With the ongoing pandemic, there have been regular grants and subsidies offered by the states, Commonwealth and local government. Make use of this guide on applications >> How to Apply for (and Win) Government Grants. Remember that most grants are taxable – use this Guide to the Tax Treatment of Australian Government payments and help during COVID-19. NSW Government Grants for Restaurants, Cafes & Hospitality Businesses.

Navigating COVID-19: Government Subsidies for Canadian Restaurants

Sculpture Hospitality

Across Canada, provincial governments have put in place new regulations that have forced the closure of non-essential business in a bid to flatten the curve of COVID-19.


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We have a federal government for these reasons more than anything else. During these times we expect our government to take the lead. So, where is the government effort for the UNITED States of America? Take a breath, exhale and sit down.

Is the Government Just Going to Watch the Restaurant Industry Die?


Without a bailout, independent restaurants face a disastrous fallout A few months ago, as restaurants suffered through the first months of a devastating pandemic, chefs and restaurant owners across the country went on social media to call for a government bailout. Dani Berszt /Shutterstock.

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Speaker: Harlan Scott, Founder of Harlan Scott Hospitality and Industry Restaurant

Due first to necessary staffing cuts, extreme safety protocols, and now the need to rehire against outsized government stimulus, unemployment benefits and wage requirements, managing and staffing have become the most urgent conversation in restaurants today. This, adding on to the lynch-pin management style restaurants often have, has made restaurant cultures more vulnerable and volatile than ever. If your restaurant is suffering from cut staff, low morale, or ineffective training, you've come to the right place. Join Harlan Scott of Harlan Scott Hospitality, learn how to get back in control of your restaurant and your operation back on autopilot.

COVID-19-Related Government Budget Deficits May Spur Aggressive Payroll and Sales Tax Audits 

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Less revenue for businesses and income for individuals means less tax dollars for federal and state governments. Given the budget deficits faced by federal and state governments, taxing authorities are likely to begin encountering increased pressure to collect more revenue.

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The Legal Case for Recovering Lost Income from COVID-19 and Government Shutdown

Modern Restaurant Management

Civil Authority coverage, for instance, applies when a local, state, or federal government mandates to limit access to any aspect of your business which is critical to a business owner’s ability to conduct his normal operations.

Oatly’s Massive IPO, Guy Fieri’s Streaming Special, and a Government Aid Update


Discussing this week’s biggest stories on Eater’s Digest podcast this week This week on Eater’s Digest , we discuss some of the biggest news of the week: An update on government aid. Guy Fieri | Photo by: NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images.

Breaking: Rishi Sunak Announces Government Supports For Businesses


The post Breaking: Rishi Sunak Announces Government Supports For Businesses appeared first on Bizimply Rishi Sunak addressed the House of Commons today announcing an extention to the Furlough Scheme.

Without Government Aid, Americans in Need Are Shoplifting Food Essentials


Honestly, what did the government expect? And if the government wants to curb “crime,” providing people people with what they need to survive would be a good start. Photo: Niloo /Shutterstock.

What New Government Relief Proposals Mean for Restaurant Workers


Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images. This week on Eater’s Digest , Ryan Sutton talks PPP The extra $600/week unemployment checks for many Americans are running out as politicians hit a stalemate in their negotiations over future relief packages.

When Government Could Not, Mutual Aid Kept Texans’ Needs Met Through Winter Storm Uri


While the power grid struggled and Texas officials dithered, mutual aid groups demonstrated their capacity for fast, effective disaster relief [link

Failed by the Government, Restaurant Workers Are Turning to ‘Adopt a Server’ Facebook Groups for Aid


But the interactions in these groups also bring to mind mutual aid, an idea that has steadily worked its way into the mainstream consciousness over the past year, as communities left without government support take it upon themselves to help each other. Photo: Rick Menapace /Shutterstock.

Canadian Restaurant Workers Are Stepping in Where the Government Has Failed Us


Montreal restaurant worker turned activist Kaitlin Doucette reflects on how worker-led mutual aid groups are filling a gap they really shouldn’t need to [link

Live Music Venues Get Government Lifeline: Where Does That Leave Restaurants?



Treasury Names Billionaire-Owned Restaurants Receiving Free Government Money

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For some of the nation’s largest restaurant chains, today was embarrassing at best. The U.S. Treasury released a redacted spreadsheet naming the largest beneficiaries of its $659 billion Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).

Food Banks Need More Government Help to Address Unprecedented Levels of Food Insecurity


The federal government has an incredibly important role to play here.”. Independent analysts told the Post that government agencies may just find their regular systems overloaded with these new demands dealing with enormous amounts of money.


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This is where government comes into play. We trust that in lieu of an immediate vaccine and end to quarantine – the government will do all they can through loan deferrals, unemployment benefits, rent controls, and medical assistance to help everyone get through this.

Why Communication is Key When Reopening Your Bar or Restaurant

Sculpture Hospitality

Across the world, governments are beginning to reopen different types of businesses in their communities. Obviously this stage looks different depending on where you are located - some regions in the states are already allowing restaurants to open where others are still shut down, for example.

Cross-Utilizing Staff: Why This is a Benefit for You and Your Employees

Sculpture Hospitality

Luckily, these workers, as well as others who were unable to work during this time, had options to receive government subsidies (depending on the region) to help.

Strategies to Increase Revenue with Reduced Capacity

Sculpture Hospitality

With governments around the world putting in-place a phased re-opening of the economy, hospitality businesses are starting to see a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel.


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It happens in business, it happens in education, and it happens most often in government. The US government is notorious for making decisions to leverage some type of anticipated outcome without fully understanding the systemic impact of those decisions.

Expect a tough, demanding summer for restaurants and cafes

Ken Burgin

Governments will probably be reluctant to push hard on penalties, leaving business owners stuck in the middle. The Covid delta variant is widespread, limiting activity and creating fear of new variations. People are nervous, which always limits spending.

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Health & Safety Guidelines For Reopening Your Bar or Restaurant

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As locations are reopening, restaurant owners are getting back into the swing of things and learning new procedures and protocols set in place by local governments.

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There has never been a more important time for employee (and management) training than right now. [] GOVERNMENT DOESN’T UNDERSTAND: It has become abundantly clear that federal, and in some cases, state governments do not fully comprehend what the restaurant industry is facing.

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COVID-19 Restaurant Relief Programs

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Governments and hospitality organizations alike are banding together to help restaurateurs in need with relief measures and programs to alleviate some of the financial burden brought on by COVID-19. NYC Government. City of Sacramento Government. Government of Canada.


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We need the federal government to set the tone and establish a clear strategy. How will others remember you and the government’s leadership as a whole?

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Five Restaurant Best Practices for Fighting Back Against COVID-19


Today, the National Restaurant Association called for the federal government to come to the aid of the restaurant industry and its workers. As the second largest private sector employer in the U.S., the restaurant industry stands to suffer a $225 billion impact from the COVID-19 shutdown.


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But is America filled with a generation of lazy people, sitting at home playing video games and waiting for a government bailout? Is throwing government money at every individual in the country the answer? Now, I have your attention.

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When approached, as it should be – your position is very challenging, at times – almost impossible.

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Watch Webinar: How to Take Advantage of New Hire Tax Credits in 2020


There are several government programs that offer tax credits of up to $9,600 per new hire. Plus, if you have continued to support your staff during the COVID-19 crisis, there are programs under the CARES Act that offer thousands per employee in credits.


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Now that the pandemic was beginning to come under control and state governments were loosening the grip of protocol on restaurants – customers were beginning to re-emerge, albeit with some trepidation.

Now’s the time to ask your Member of Parliament for financial help…

Ken Burgin

Through generous, and targeted government spending, Australia was one of the few countries in the world that managed to avoid most of the terrible consequences of that downturn. Government spending can help to revive business, but they need to hear from those affected.


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Why not engage our country’s food logistics champion and appoint Chef Jose Andres to head up a nationwide and government supported initiative to end hunger in America. We have never seen anything like this.

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U.S. Workplace Safety Rules Missing In The Pandemic

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Some businesses and employee advocates say they're not getting much help from the federal government to ensure workers' safety from the coronavirus pandemic.

10 Inspirational Hospitality Industry Stories During COVID-19

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Funds collected from the online fundraiser will go directly to the more than 600 culinary and service/bartender staff of LGO Hospitality restaurants that are unable to work in light of the government mandates ordering all dining rooms and bars to close to the public.

London Restaurants and Pubs May Not Reopen ‘Until May’


An anonymous government source threw out a date for an undefined reopening in a Sunday Times report [link

Restaurants Are Welcoming Back Diners, But Say Mask Rules Have Them Relying On Trust

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The National Restaurant Association is recommending to its members that employees continue to wear masks until the government clarifies how the guidance applies to a requirement to keep workers safe.


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Government subsidies helped to bridge the gap for some, but it was a band aid approach that created longer term issues. History has demonstrated that people tend to have short memories.

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Don’t rely on government to solve our problems and overcome our challenges – rally your troops to rise up and find the opportunities that will always exist even in the most difficult times.

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Hiring Former Offenders

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Government funding plays a role along with concerns of physical and mental health due to COVID-19. To help former offenders find more options to acclimate into life outside of prison and re-enter the workforce, the federal government passed the First Step Act. Help Wanted! Now Hiring!

Montreal’s Restaurants and Bars Will Close for 28 Days, Starting October 1


The government is working on a plan that would see affected businesses recoup their financial losses [link

Why Now Is the Perfect Time to Invest in a Restaurant Franchise

Modern Restaurant Management

Government Incentives. Owing to the fact that the hospitality sector has been badly affected by Covid-19, it has been a top priority for governments across the world to provide incentives and support to restart the industry.