Business Innovation and Growth

Overview

The Business and Innovation Grants provide financial support to develop businesses and grow employment within Murrindindi Shire.

There are two levels of Business and Innovation Grants:

We have extended the application closing date for the first round to 4pm, 10 April 2019.

The next round will close on 25 September 2019.

Business Growth or Establishment 

This category provides support to new and established businesses to assist with projects or activities which will allow a business to start or grow.

Typical projects

Projects or activities that support a business to grow or establish, such as:

  • development of business plans and marketing plans

  • industry level training to fill training/skill gaps

  • specialist equipment/skills

  • new plant/equipment

  • investment in new technology

  • new and innovative business ideas

  • pop-up businesses in niche markets

Expected outcomes

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

  • enhance business capacity to plan, operate and grow

  • increase productivity or make production more efficient

  • expand existing product/service offer

  • fill a local product or service gap

  • provide a wider range of employment options and business types (diversity)

  • grow employment within Murrindindi Shire

  • grow number of viable businesses within Murrindindi Shire

  • develop more environmentally sustainable businesses

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

Murrindindi Shire Council Grants and Contributions Program Guidelines (Word)(DOCX, 13MB)

Murrindindi Shire Council Grants and Contributions Program Guidelines (PDF)(PDF, 721KB)

Click here to apply

Information Sessions

Click on the links below to book your spot in the next Grants and Contributions Program Information Session.

Marysville - 5.30pm on Thursday 30 May 2019 at Marysville Community Centre (Lakeview Room)

Yea - 5.30pm on Tuesday 4 June 2019 at Yea Service Centre (Chambers)

Questions?

If you have any questions please email grants@murrindindi.vic.gov.au or 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.

Project Plan Template - Example A(DOCX, 40KB)

Project Plan Template - Example B(DOCX, 29KB)

In Kind Template(XLSX, 13KB)

Industry or Economy Growth

This category provides support to assist with projects or activities which will allow a business, group of businesses or industry sector to grow in either value or numbers of employment.

Typical projects

Projects or activities that support businesses and industry sectors to grow, such as:

  • industry wide training and skill development programs

  • new and specialist plant/equipment

  • Investment in new/leading edge technology

  • improved infrastructure (eg power and water upgrades, irrigation infrastructure, roads and telecommunications)

  • new and innovative business ideas impacting the industry sector

  • feasibility studies

Expected outcomes

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

  • growth of the local economy or industry sectors in terms of value of production

  • growth in employment

  • increased investment in the local economy

  • diversified employment opportunities and business types

  • expanded employment and skills base

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

Murrindindi Shire Council Grants and Contributions Program Guidelines (Word)(DOCX, 13MB)

Murrindindi Shire Council Grants and Contributions Program Guidelines (PDF)(PDF, 721KB)

Click here to apply

Information Sessions

Click on the links below to book your spot in the next Grants and Contributions Program Information Session.

Marysville - 5.30pm on Thursday 30 May 2019 at Marysville Community Centre (Lakeview Room)

Yea - 5.30pm on Tuesday 4 June 2019 at Yea Service Centre (Chambers)

Questions?

If you have any questions please email grants@murrindindi.vic.gov.au or 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.

Project Plan Template - Example A(DOCX, 40KB)

Project Plan Template - Example B(DOCX, 29KB)

In Kind Template (XLSX, 13KB)