Business Plan Support

The Business Plan Support Grant assists businesses and social enterprises to plan for a viable and sustainable future. This includes activities that improve the ability to operate effectively and support the sustainability of the social enterprise or business.

Typical projects

Projects or activities that support a business to grow or establish, including strategic, business and financial planning activities. Examples include

  • business plans
  • program development
  • marketing
  • fundraising
  • membership

Expected outcomes

Projects are expected to deliver one or more of the following outcomes

  • improved resilience and sustainability of businesses and social enterprises
  • businesses confident to plan, take action, solve problems and lead in the community
  • sustainable and viable businesses and social enterprises
  • increased proportion of new social enterprises and businesses trading and viable after three years


Applications are assessed and awarded three times a year. Applications received by 4.00 pm on the second Wednesday of February, June and October will be assessed and awarded by the end of the following month.

Read the Program Guidelines to check if you are eligible to apply

Murrindindi Shire Council Grants and Contributions Program Guidelines 2021-2022 (Word)(DOCX, 7MB)

Murrindindi Shire Council Grants and Contributions Program Guidelines 2021-2022 (PDF)(PDF, 3MB)

Click here to apply


If you have any questions, please call Council on (03) 5772 0333. 

Supporting Documents

The following templates are provided as examples you may use to prepare your application. You are not required to use them.

In Kind Template(XLSX, 13KB)