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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com 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.