COVID-19 update:

To find out how the Victorian Government COVIDSafe Settings impact 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. 

Australian Government GrantConnect

GrantConnect lists forecast and current Australian Government grant opportunities and grants awarded.

Grant Finder

Grant Finder helps you find grants, funding and support programs from across government to help your business grow and succeed!

How the tool can help you

If you’re doing business in Australia, this guided search can help you find out:

  • if you’re eligible to apply for a grant or program
  • what you could receive from the grant or program, if successful.

Grants and Programs – Victorian Government

Use the filters on Business Victoria's webpage to find grants and programs to support your business.

Additional support for Melbourne businesses 

The Commonwealth and Victorian Governments have extended their support packages for the following funding programs to cover the extended lockdown. More information about support for Victorian businesses can be found on Business Victoria's webpage

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

COVID support grants for business owners

Business Cost Assistance Program Round 5

The program offers grants of $1000, $2800, $5600 or $8400 per week to eligible businesses in accordance with their 2019-2020 annual payroll size. 


Licensed Hospitality Venue Fund

The Victorian Government has announced additional, automatic payments for businesses that have received the Licensed Hospitality Venue Fund 2021 or Licensed Hospitality Venue Fund 2021 July Extension. Top up payments announced since 28 July 2021 are jointly funded by the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments. 

Small grants program 

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