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Grants, programs and rebates available at the moment

by | Apr 18, 2022 | News

      Got a project in the pipeline that needs funding? We’ve pulled together a bit of a list of some of the grants and funds currently open for submissions.

      Regional Events Fund

      Applications for Round 3 of Stream 2 are set to open on 2 May 2022. Closes when funds are exhausted.

      The $20 million Regional Events Fund supports events held in regional Victoria, showcasing our regional tourism strengths and building Victoria’s reputation as an events destination.

      Read the Regional Events Fund Guidelines.

      Find out more and apply.

      Small Business Energy Saver Program

      Applications close 31 May 2022

      The Small Business Energy Saver Program is supporting Victorian small business owners to save on energy efficient equipment. It will deliver $5 million in discounts to small businesses across Victoria who upgrade to energy-efficient equipment.

      Check eligibility and apply.

      Small Business Adaptation Program

      Applications close 18 July 2022

      The Small Business Digital Adaptation Program provides $1200 rebates so small businesses can access a range of digital business tools.

      The Victorian Government has partnered with 14 suppliers to help you build or upgrade your website, improve your cash flow, start online marketing, manage your jobs and projects, and keep better track of stock.

      Check eligibility, find out more and apply.

      Ready for Growth Program

      Expressions of Interest close: 1 June 2024

      Ready for Growth is a Victorian Government initiative to support 1000 Victorian businesses with high growth potential to access new markets and create jobs.

      Read the FAQs to make sure you’re eligible and submit an expression of interest.

      Small Business Ventilation Program

      Applications close 24 June 2022 (or when funds allocated)

      The $60 million Small Business Ventilation Program will help eligible public-facing small businesses to improve building ventilation in areas accessible to customers and reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19.

      Under there program there are two types of support: a rebate ($500) and grants ($1000 to $5000).

      Check eligibility, find out more and apply.

      Jobs Victoria Fund

      Closes when funds are exhausted

      The Jobs Victoria Fund can financially support you to employ people who have been most affected by the economic impacts of the pandemic by hiring new staff or increasing hours for existing employees.

      Jobs Victoria wage subsidies of up to $20,000 are available to meet the costs associated with employing someone for 12 months.

      Read the FAQs.

      Find out more and apply.

      Keep an eye on…

      We’ll try to keep you all updated as grant programs open and close throughout the year. You may also like to keep an eye out.

      We recommend following the below pages:

      Funding Centre – The Funding Centre site is run by OurCommunity and is a great resource for philanthropic and government grants in Australia.

      GrantsLINK – GrantsLINK is a one-stop-shop for Australian Government grants.

      Grants Victoria – Grants Victoria provides a directory which enables you to search for Victorian Government grants and assistance.

      City of Greater Geelong – Keep an eye out for grants available from Greater Geelong Council.

      Need a letter of support?

      Some of the above grants programs and awards will require a letter of support. As your regional tourism body, we can help.

      If you’d like a letter of support, we ask that you please get in touch with us at [email protected] with two weeks’ notice and include contact information, a summary of the project and how much and what you’re applying for along with any other relevant details.

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