Business Collaboration Grants

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Currently Closed - next round March 2023

Applications can be up to $2,000.  Applicants are required to match funds 1:1 with either cash or in-kind contributions.

Applications are open during the months of March and September.  Panel assessments take place during April and October with funding for successful projects being available shortly after. 

Click to view the Surf Coast Shire Business Collaboration Guidelines (PDF, 366KB)

About this grant

Council is committed to growing a prosperous economy through fostering an environment where business people can connect and thrive. Creating thriving and connected businesses will ensure that Surf Coast Shire is a place which is resilient, sustainable and inspires innovation.

This will enable people to run successful local businesses that grow and create jobs and foster businesses that reflect local character and values including ethical, social and sustainable principles.

The purpose of the grant is to:

  • Support the creation of new business networks, or further develop existing business networks leading to better collaboration and skills development.
  • Improve the capacity and capability of businesses to thrive.  

We also recommend you read our Economic Development Strategy 2021-2023 and Surf Coast Shire Council Plan to understand the ways in which we can all work to create a more prosperous economy.  

The five highest scoring projects will be funded up to $2,000. 

Other information 

Before applying:

1.  Read the Business Collaboration Grant Guidelines 2022(PDF, 366KB) and check your eligibility.

2.  Call our Grants Team on 5261 0600 to discuss your idea and ask any questions.