Business Grants and Assistance
Greater Dandenong Business Grants Program
Applications are currently closed.
Council is reviewing the annual business grants program to ensure its relevency for local businesses in an ever changing environment. As a result, the program will not run in the 2019-2020 financial year.
If you are interested in keeping up-to-date on the program’s future, please submit your interest via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other grant and sponsorship opportunities
A range of government departments and organisations offer grant funding and sponsorship for businesses. The list below highlights some of these to help you get started.
The Grants and Assistance Finder helps you locate the grants and assistance programs most relevant to your business for free. You can search through a wide variety of grants in many categories, including developing your business, innovation and education.
Australia's export credit agency operating on a commercial basis and partnering with banks to provide top financial solutions for Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) that are exporters, Australian companies in an export supply chain, Australian companies looking to expand their business operations overseas to better service their clients, and Australian companies operating in emerging and frontier markets.
Other free assistance
Operated by Small Business Victoria, the Small Business Bus visits Melbourne and regional Victoria as a 'travelling office on wheels.' It offers friendly, professional assistance from an information officer and expert advice from an experienced business mentor.
The VSBC is your first port of call for independent guidance on business disputes. They provide quick, effective, neutral and low cost mediation services – so you can get on with the job of running your business.
The VSBC also provide free webinars for small business, news and publications containing the latest news from the VSBC, information sheets and brochures, publications and information about upcoming events.