Business and Tourism Innovation Grants
Council opened its first ever round of Business and Tourism Innovation Grants earlier this year. The program has been established to invest in the futures of our communities by growing business investment and jobs in the Shire. The program will fund projects that lead to increased employment opportunities and increased investment in the local economy.
Round 1 opened on Wednesday 14 February and closed on Wednesday 14 March 2018. Round 1 applications will be assessed in April 2018 and successful grants will be announced in May 2018.
Round 2 will open for applications in May and close in early July 2018. Round 2 applications will be assessed in August 2018 and successful grants will be announced in September 2018.
The annual pool of grant funds will be set as part of the Council budget. A total pool of $280,000 is available in 2017/2018 across five streams:
- Business Support
- Business Growth or Establishment
- Industry and Economy Growth
- Events Kick Starter Program
- Major Events Leverage Fund
Grant applications must be lodged on Murrindindi's e-Tendering Portal - click here to access the Portal.
Business and Tourism Innovation Grant - Guidelines(PDF, 120KB)
Business and Tourism Innovation Grant - Frequently Asked Questions(PDF, 78KB)
Quick Guide - On-line Portal(PDF, 580KB)
Map of Murrindindi Shire(PDF, 2MB)
The following templates are provided as examples you may use. You are not required to use them.
Project Plan Template - Example A(DOCX, 40KB)
Project Plan Template - Example B(DOCX, 29KB)
In-kind Template(XLSX, 16KB)
If you have any questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Council on (03) 5772 0333.
Community Grants Program
Council’s Community Grants Program has been established to strengthen communities.
Applications will be considered from locally based groups and organisations and are primarily for once-off or start-up projects or activities aimed at growing an event.
There are three assessments undertaken per year:
- applications submitted from October to the last business day in February - assessed in March
- applications submitted from March to the last business day in May - assessed in June
- applications submitted from June to the last business day in September - assessed in October
Amounts up to $500 do not require matching contribution, however amounts between $500 to $5000 require matching cash or in-kind.
Applications may be submitted in more than one round and will be decided on merit, taking into consideration Council's mission, values, objectives and strategies.
Council will not consider applications for activities that could be described as an organisation's core business, administration or day-to-day operation.
Applications labelled 'Community Grants Application' can be submitted via: