Whether you’re an individual or a small business – things are pretty tough out there for everyone.

Many of us are struggling to simply keep our heads above water.

Fortunately, there is help available and it’s not just coming from the Australian Federal Government.

Companies in the private sector, both big and small are also pitching in to offer their support.

Yet with all the noise going on it’s become quite difficult to keep track of exactly what’s available and from whom.

To do our bit, we’ve teamed up with the little typewriter to create this support initiative. Our aim is to make it easier for you to find and action all the different grants, stimulus packages, generous offers and incentives.

We are also calling on you! We urge you to share this page and let people know what support is available. If you’re a business owner and are interested in being submitting a support initiative or you simply know of one someone else is providing, let us know so we can spread the word and support to those in need.

Submit a Support Initiative

Below are a list of businesses with a helpful incentive or goodwill offer. We’ll continue to add offers as we get them – keep checking back to see what’s new.

Private Companies

Marketing

Offer

$340 million in ad credits, $250 million in ad grants, $20 million in Google Cloud credits and more.

Who’s it for?

Businesses worldwide.

More Information

Learn more.

Offer

$100 million in cash grants and ad credits.

Who’s it for?

Businesses worldwide.

More Information

Apply now.

Offer

$50 AUD in ad credit for free when you create a new ad account.

17 free courses to help businesses get setup for success when working remotely.

Who’s it for?

Businesses worldwide.

More Information

Ad credit is only available on new accounts. Apply here.
Access your free remote working courses here.

Offer

Given the importance of visibility when business is tough, Pathfinder are giving away a free online visibility audit to help small businesses with being found.

Who’s it for?

Businesses worldwide.

More Information

Limited number of free online visibility audits. Please apply online.

Offer

One blog article worth $350 when another blog article is purchased to help small businesses deliver the right message to their audiences online.

Who’s it for?

Small businesses in Australia.

More Information

Free article is 600-700 words, fully optimised with Meta data written. View the full list of what’s included.

Offer

Organisations in affected industries may use the professional version of Hootsuite’s social media management software, at no cost until July 1st, 2020.

Who’s it for?

Affected Industries: Restaurants, Hotels, Event venues, Performing arts, etc.

More Information

See if your eligible.

Offer

Meetings functionality, Quotes, E-Sign, and 1:1 video creation tools free for 90 days.

Starter Growth Suite price reduced to $50 USD/month from the usual price of $112.50 USD per month.

Who’s it for?

Small Businesses.

More Information

Learn more.

Offer

$10 million in services to small business customers.

Who’s it for?

Small Businesses.

More Information

Learn more.

Offer

Giving customers three months free of their email marketing tool packaged with a way to easily update customers via Facebook and Google My Business. Customers also get a one-month premium over subscription, which includes access to its entire design content library.

Who’s it for?

Limited Markets.

More Information

For more information read how GoDaddy is supporting small business.

Offer

Networking and dating app Bumble are offering a Community Grant program which will see 200 small businesses worldwide receive $5 in monetary support. If you’re not a small business owner and still want to help, you can nominate a business in need.

Who’s it for?

Small businesses.

More Information

To apply, head to the Bumble app from your phone or fill the form out here.

Offer

Create Gift Certificates online for free to sell to your clients.

Who’s it for?

Businesses worldwide.

More Information

Start creating now.

Offer

75% off initial photo and video shoot.

Who’s it for?

Small & Medium Businesses.

More Information

Contact them now. Don’t forget to quote the ad for the discount!

Productivity

Offer

Microsoft Teams for free even if you don’t have Office 365.

Free 6-month Office 365.

Who’s it for?

Businesses worldwide.

More Information

Learn more.

Offer

Cloud software Jira & Confluence have been made free.

Free one-year subscriptions to business software for teachers.

Who’s it for?

Small businesses.

Teachers

More Information

Read more.

Offer

The videoconferencing platform is free for 90 days.

Who’s it for?

Small businesses.

More Information

Read more.

Health & Fitness

Offer

90-day premium trial with personalised health insights, health and fitness guidance, advanced sleep tools, more than 150 workouts to try at home and customised programs to suit all fitness levels.

Who’s it for?

Fitbit users who would like help to stay fit and healthy during isolation.

More Information

Enterprise customers will also have access to corporate challenges to help employees look after themselves. Learn more.

Offer

Free access to ‘Weathering the storm’ meditations.

Who’s it for?

Everybody.

More Information

Start relaxing now.

Offer

Perth’s leading martial arts, self-defense and fitness academy is offering full and unlimited access to all live online classes for four weeks. You’ll also receive pre-recorded at home workouts, access to live discussions, training theory, fight analysis, cooking sessions, nutrition advice, online social events and support at discounted prices. Every sign up comes with one free personal training session. Valued at $297, promotional price is $137 to help people manage
stress and stay healthy.

Who’s it for?

Anyone who wants to reduce stress, learn technique and get fit and healthy at home.

More Information

No eligibility requirements. Read more.

Offer

2 months free on the premium version of the mindfulness app Stop, Breathe & Think.

Who’s it for?

Everyone.

More Information

Get it now.

Offer

Free access to at-home workouts for 90 days.

Who’s it for?

Everybody.

More Information

Get access.

Offer

50% off your first month of counselling.

Who’s it for?

Everybody.

More Information

Enquire now.

Telecommunications

Offer

Text ‘BOOST’ to 1263 before 30 April and we’ll add 10GB of data to your recharge for use in Oz, free of charge.

They have also temporarily stopped charging late fees / suspending accounts.

Healthcare workers get 2 months free.

Vodafone postpaid customers who are not on an endless data plan get an additional 5GB of maximum speed data to use.

Active Vodafone and Kogan prepaid customers will receive a one-off bonus of 3GB with their next recharge.

Unlimited standard national calls to all Vodafone Postpaid customers and active Prepaid customers until 30 June 2020.

Who’s it for?

Prepaid customers.

More Information

Data will be available to use for 30 days. More information is available.

Offer

Optus is providing their customers with free additional data.

Who’s it for?

Eligible Postpaid mobile customers a one-off add-on of 20GB of data during April 2020. Eligible Prepaid customers that recharge with $40 or more during April will receive 10GB of extra data.

More Information

Check with Optus for more information

Offer

Unlimited downloads for broadband customers. 25GB extra for postpaid mobile users, 10GB extra for most prepaid users for 30 days.

Who’s it for?

Current customers.

More Information

Read more from Telstra.

Entertainment

Offer

Free access to drama, entertainment, lifestyle, documentaries, reality and kids channel packages for all subscribers until May 31.

Access to watch on up to two additional devices at the same time.

For  Foxtel Sports subscribers access to Movies Premiere, Movies Action, Movies Comedy, Movies Drama, Movies Romance, Movies Thriller, Movies Family, Movies Kids, Movies Hits and Movies Greats.

Who’s it for?

Everybody.

More Information

For existing subscribers you can read more here.

Offer

Apple has a free library of Sesame Street books.

Who’s it for?

Kids.

More Information

Get the books now.

Offer

Audible are providing a collection of audiobooks to entertain small people while you try to work from home.

Who’s it for?

Kids.

More Information

Get Audible now.

Offer

Free premium account to encourage people around the world to stay home.

Who’s it for?

Anyone globally.

More Information

Check with provider for full requirements.

Food

Offer

GYG is offering  $9.90 Burritos & Bowls as well as free delivery through Deliveroo & Uber Eats. Non-contact delivery available.

Who’s it for?

Anyone in Australia using the Deliveroo app.

More Information

See what’s on the menu and learn more about the limited time offer.

Offer

Delicious authentic Asian street food delivered to your door free, with 20% off all takeaways.

Who’s it for?

Anyone in Perth.

More Information

Free delivery is only for a 2km radius from restaurant on Oxford Street, Leederville. View the menu and offer.

Grants, Funds & Loans

Offer

One-time matching grants of funds pledged through GoFundMe.org.

Who’s it for?

Small Businesses.

More Information

Independently owned and operated, must intend to use funds to help care for employees or pay ongoing business expenses. More information is available.

Offer

Zero-interest loan up to $2,000 when raise capital on Mainvest.

Who’s it for?

Brick & Mortar Business.

More Information

Learn more.

Other Business

Offer

$200 million in funding, extended 90 day free trial, email marketing plans for all and gift cards functionality for all customers.

Who’s it for?

Small Business.

More Information

Learn more.

Offer

3 months Free, 0% transaction fees & advanced marketing toolkit.

Who’s it for?

Small Business.

More Information

Learn more.

Pathfinder Facebook Ads

Offer

3 months free of lightspeed eCom or delivery integration.

Who’s it for?

Retail & Restaurants.

More Information

Learn more.

Offer

Free use for 90 days on Mac, PC, iPad.

Who’s it for?

The creative community.

More Information

Read more.

Offer

Free Business Security System for 3 months.

Who’s it for?

Small Business.

More Information

Learn more.

Pathfinder Alliance Chess

Offer

Matchboard launched a Free Contact Centre Hotline earlier this month to provide free advice on any challenges a company is facing with their customer service or contact centre.

Who’s it for?

Anyone can take advantage of this free service – from startups and small businesses through to corporates and Government.

More Information

Learn more.

Offer

1 hour free consulting with our CRO experts. Free trail of our software (normally costs $500 – $2,500 per month). Improved payment terms.

Who’s it for?

Eligible brands need to be eCommerce business doing over $300,000 per month who have been impacted by COVID-19.

More Information

Apply now.

Offer

A community of developers have reduced their rates to $25-$30 / hour with the lemon.io platform not taking their usual commission to help.

Who’s it for?

Start-ups in specific industries who have been affected by Covid-19 or are helping to fight the pandemic (education, logistics, tourism, medical, 3d printing, etc).

More Information

Apply now.

Banking Institutions

Offer

Defer principal and interest payments of – business term loans (excluding credit cards, overdrafts, cashflow/invoice/trade finance, commercial bills), equipment finance facilities and equipment loans for six months.

Who’s it for?

Small businesses.

More Information

Learn more.

Offer

To help with the ups and downs of business, ANZ are deferring term loan payments for six months and temporary increasing overdrafts for 12 months. They’ve also dropped variable interest rates by 0.25% and access to new business loans.

Who’s it for?

Small businesses.

More Information

New lending options are available from 6th April. Learn more.

Offer

Defer principal and interest payments for up to six months on a range of business loans, automatically receive an additional 100-basis point reduction on variable rates for small business options loans, apply for a loan of up to $250,000 at 4.5% p.a. with no repayments required in the first six months.

Who’s it for?

Small businesses.

More Information

Learn more.

Offer

Defer your business loan up to $10 million and defer your home loan for six months. If you choose to defer your home loan, interest and fees added to the loan term are extended.

Who’s it for?

Small businesses and homeowners.

More Information

Learn more about how CommBank are supporting businesses.

AU Federal Government

Businesses and employers

Offer

Boosting cash flow, instant asset write-off, the backing business incentive and JobKeeper payments for your employees.

Who’s it for?

Businesses and employees.

Individuals and employees

Offer

JobKeeper payments, early release of superannuation and minimum drawdown rate options.

Who’s it for?

Individuals and employees.

Additional support options

Offer

Lodgment and payment, varying PAYG Instalments or claiming GST credits.

Who’s it for?

Businesses and employees.

More Information

Visit Additional support during COVID-19

CashBoost

Offer

Cash flow support for 100% of salary and wages withheld (maximum $50K), income support for casual employees and 50% wage subsidy for apprentices and trainees from January 1st 2020 – 30th September 2020.

Who’s it for?

Businesses that employ staff.

More Information

Employers still need to meet their super guarantee payments and abide by strict health and safety measures to minimise risk to workers. View the full support ad obligations for businesses.

Who we are

Pathfinder Alliance are a performance marketing agency who help businesses with Google ads, Facebook ads, Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) and lead generation. We work alongside the little typewriter, a Perth copywriter who creates better content for brands, to improve their online presence.

We are also calling on you! We urge you to share this page and let people know what support is available. If you’re a business owner and are interested in being submitting a support initiative or you simply know of one someone else is providing, let us know so we can spread the word and support to those in need.

Submit a Support Initiative

Please note: This is a guide only. We are not liable for the information held or reproduced, we are not being paid to do this, but are simply working together to point people in the right direction if they need aid during these uncertain times.

29 / 100