Council Grants are ‘open for business’

Published on 12 February 2018

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Click here to go to the Business and Tourism Innovation Grants page.

Murrindindi Shire Council has opened its first ever round of Business and Tourism Innovation Grants. This round is open from Wednesday 14 February until 3pm Wednesday 14 March.

Murrindindi Shire Council’s Mayor Charlie Bisset said the grants will grow investment and jobs and also support tourism events to attract visitors to Murrindindi Shire.

“When Council ran its ‘Have your Say’ campaign a year ago, our community told us very clearly it wanted more focus on economic development in the Shire, including tourism and events,” Cr Bisset said. 

“Access to these grants by local businesses and event organisers is one way we can deliver on this and invest in the future of our communities.  We have made these grants available to help to start new businesses, help grow existing businesses and to support sustainable events that grow tourism and celebrate our diverse communities.

“These grants also recognise the amazing contribution our local businesses make in creating employment and to our community’s prosperity as a whole. The grants also recognise that our businesses often have great and innovative ideas, but might need a hand to get those ideas off the ground,” Cr Bisset said.

If you are interested in applying for a grant, click here to find all the information you need. If you are not sure if your project or idea is ready, then have a look at the Business Support stream which can help with mentoring, financial advice or other services to help you take the next step.

If you would like to discuss making an application there are a number of options available.  You can:

1.  Come along to our information session at 9.30 – 11.00am on Wednesday 21 February 2018 at the Y Water Centre  (please RSVP to grants@murrindindi.vic.gov.au by Monday 19 February 2018) 

2.  Book in a one-on-one meeting with one of our officers where you can learn more about the grants process and eligibility.  Meetings will be held on Monday 26 and Tuesday 27 February.  Watch our website for further information about these sessions. 

3. Phone Council and speak to one of our Customer Service team on 5772 0333.

“I’d encourage those with a great business idea or an idea about a fantastic event to consider applying for these grants.  And if you know someone who you think might be interested, please point them in our direction to have a chat,” added Cr Bisset.