COVID-19 update:

To find out how the latest Victorian Government lockdown restrictions have impacted our services, visit our COVID-19 Council services update webpage.

 

Grants and funding

Starting, sustaining and growing a successful small business all come with their own unique financial challenges. Learn more about local, state and federal government grant and funding initiatives dedicated to helping small businesses thrive. 

Additional support for Melbourne businesses announced August 19th 2021

The Commonwealth and Victorian Governments have extended their support packages for the following funding programs to cover the extended lockdown until Thursday 2 September 2021. More information about support for Victorian businesses can be found here

  • Business Costs Assistance Program
  • Licensed Hospitality Venue Fund 2021
  • Small Business COVID Hardship Fund 
  • COVID-19 Disaster Payments

COVID support grants for business owners 

Small Business COVID Hardship Fund 

The program offers grants of $10,000 to eligible small and medium businesses, including employing and non-employing businesses. This program will allow more businesses who have previously not received support, to receive financial relief now.

Closes 10th September. 

 

Business Cost Assistance Program Round 2 

The program offers grants of $4800 to eligible businesses, including employing and non-employing businesses, depending on their industry sector.

Closes on the 20th August.

 

Licensed Hospitality Venue Fund

Eligible businesses will be invited to apply for grants of $7200 for each eligible premises.

Closes on the 20th August.

 

Small grants program 

Applications for Glen Eira City Council's Small grants program for business are currently closed.