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.


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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.


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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.

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

Modern Restaurant Management

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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Restaurant Management Masterclass

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.

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.

Who Benefits from the Restaurant Revitalization Fund?

Modern Restaurant Management

Finance Operations government programs Restaurant Revitalization Fund American Rescue Plan RRF

Governments Have an Obligation to Close Restaurants After Workers Test Positive for COVID-19


Protecting the public health is literally the function of government, and it feels a little bit hypocritical for Abbott and Patrick to pretend that the coronavirus crisis isn’t being exacerbated by their insistence on reopening earlier. Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images.

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.

French government investigators expose fraudulent vanilla pods

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A multi-year probe found that only one in four vanilla pods met French government standards Vanilla is one of the world's most expensive spices — a pound of pods retails for more than $150.

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.

Elizabeth Warren: ‘Government Needs to Step Up for Our Restaurants’


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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.

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

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.

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

Restaurant Engine

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).


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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.

Chancellor’s Spring Statement and What It Means For Your Business


As part of the plan to boost growth and productivity across the UK, the government have set out plans to incentivise firms to train more, invest more, and innovate more through cuts to tax.

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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.


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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.

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.


Culinary Cues

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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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.

Health & Safety Guidelines For Reopening Your Bar or Restaurant

Sculpture Hospitality

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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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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Optimism is Worth the Effort

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Stocks are frowning, my crypto wallets are shrinking into a pile of worthless electronic blips, mask mandates are back, restaurants are asking for government assistance, and Russia seems poised to invade Ukraine.

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ESG: What It Is and How Restaurant Operators Can Adapt


Over the past few years, the focus on ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) is growing as investors, regulators, and consumers fuel demand for sustainable firms, investments and products.

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The Restaurant Industry Two Years Into COVID

Modern Restaurant Management

It looks like, for now, the government assistance has run dry. Many local governments have dedicated “parklets” that remove curbside parking in order to make space for outdoor dining.

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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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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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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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Millie explained about the pay deductions which were kind of discouraging, but as she told me: “We all have to do our part to support the government.” When I was 15 years old the furthest thing from my mind was planning my future.

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ESG: What It Is and How Restaurant Operators Can Adapt


Over the past few years, the focus on ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) is growing as investors, regulators, and consumers fuel demand for sustainable firms, investments and products. To keep up, it’s important to consider how to assess your performance regarding factors such as climate risk, corporate governance, diversity, and more, should a potential investor inquire.

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COVID-19 Restaurant Relief Programs

7 Shifts

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

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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.