New Grants

The Small Business Grants program provides financial assistance to small businesses currently located or intending to locate in the City of Melbourne.

Key objectives

The key objectives of the Small Business Grants program is to:

  • increase diversity in the city by supporting the establishment of new and creative small businesses
  • assist existing innovative businesses that are introducing innovative services or products as part of their expansion phase
  • encourage and support businesses to enter and expand into new overseas markets (that is, export)
  • support member-based organisations within the city.

Am I eligible for a small business grant?

Before you apply for a grant, you should determine whether you are eligible. Read the general guidelines for Grant eligibility first. Then read the information for each grant category below for further specific requirements.


There are four categories of grants:

  • Start-up ($30,000)
  • Business expansion ($30,000)
  • Export entry ($10,000)
  • Business support services ($10,000)

March 2010 funding round

Applications for the March 2010 funding round are now open and close at 5.30pm on 12 March 2010.

  • View the Small Business Grants Guidelines (PDF, 2.3Mb) This link opens in a new browser window
  • Apply now

For more information about how Treadstone can help you with Government Grants call (03) 9016 3575

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