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Business Grants and Assistance

Greater Dandenong Business Grants Program

Applications Open Now 

Round one opens: 9am, Friday 18 September
Round one closes: 5pm, Friday 16 October

The Business Grants Program aims to provide immediate financial assistance to eligible Greater Dandenong small to medium sized businesses affected by COVID-19.

The grants will be provided to businesses who can demonstrate how the grant will assist them to retain current employees or support business sustainability through the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

This grant program complement the other, non-financial, business recovery measures currently provided by Council. To learn about the other initiatives visit Council's main business page.

Grants available:

  • Up to $5,000 to support businesses which directly assist them improve current services or capacity build during COVID-19.

  • Up to $5,000 matched funding (dollar for dollar) for capital building works projects. That is, a business would need to contribute $5,000 for a $10,000 capital works project such as a new or upgraded kitchen fit out.

Please review the Business Grants Guidelines before you submit your application online. 

Submit your application here

If you have any questions regarding your application or eligibility, contact

Please note: A second round of applications will be subject to available funding. 

Past business 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 
Melba Support Services 
Freeze Dry Australia 

Other financial support available

The Federal and State governments have released comprehensive financial stimulus packages which Council encourage all businesses to take advantage of.

Click below to view further suppport:

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 facilitated via phone or video chat (face-to-face currently not available during COVID-19 pandemic). 

Email or phone 8571 1550 to receive your voucher code from Council. 

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.