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Greater Dandenong Business

Greater Dandenong Business

Business Grants and Assistance

Financial support during the COVID-19 Crisis

The federal and state government have released comprehensive financial stimulus packages which Council encourage all businesses to take advantage of.

Visit the main business page for these resources and other COVID-19 related information for business

Greater Dandenong Business Grants Program

Applications are currently closed.

Council is reviewing the annual business grants program to ensure its relevancy 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 business@cgd.vic.gov.au.

Past grant recipients

Live VR
Young Uncles
363 Enterprises
Quantum Recycling Solutions
From Granny

Biofuel Innovations
Dandy Naan & Kebab
Global Communications Australia
Silkwood Furniture
Melbourne Ballet School 

Fortis Adhesives & Coatings
MISCO
Melba Support Services
Freeze Dry Australia
SPEE3D

Other grant and sponsorship opportunities

A range of government departments and organisations offer grant funding and sponsorship for businesses. Two are listed below to help you get your research started.

Grants and Assistance Finder - The Grants and Assistance Finder helps you locate the grants and assistance programs most relevant to your business for free. 

Export Finance Australia  Export Finance Australia is the government’s export credit agency.

Free resources available to you

One-on-One Business Mentoring

Facilitated by the Victorian Small Business Mentoring Services (SBMS), Council offer businesses the chance to receive three free mentoring with a business professional in a topic of your choice. 

Each session runs for 45 minutes and can be facilitated face-to-face or over the phone or video chat.

Email business@cgd.vic.gov.au or phone 8571 1550 to receive your voucher code.

Small Business Bus

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.

Victorian Small Business Commission (VSBC)

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.