Grants for Local Businesses & Community Groups

We wrote this article mainly for the benefit of traders that run their business in the Niddrie Shopping Precinct, but the information contained below is also relevant for many of our local residents – hence we decided to share it publicly below. 

Each year, Moonee Valley offers a variety of grants to local businesses, community groups or individuals looking for funding to support your projects or initiatives in Moonee Valley. If you fit into any of these categories, you may be eligible to apply for a grant. There are a number of different Grant streams.

For businesses, and the categories mentioned above, Council offers two grant streams: the Responsive Grant: Business Support, which provides up to $500 for small storefront and outdoor space beautification projects, such as paint refreshes, signage, and planter boxes, and the Biannual Grant: Business Projects, which provides up to $5,000 for business-led projects that benefit the wider community and encourage local patronage.

The team at Moonee Valley want to ensure they get the best Grant Applications from their local community. As such, they run a number of educational grant writing workshops for local residents and business owners that want to apply.

These interactive workshops will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of the grant application process, from start to finish, and teach you how to write a strong grant application and prepare a budget that will impress assessors.

Upcoming workshops for Round 2 of the 2022/23 grant cycle include:

  • Tuesday 7 February 12 noon – 2pm at the Civic Centre 
  • Tuesday 14 February 6 – 8 pm at the Flemington Hub 
  • Thursday 16 February 1 – 3 pm online 

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to learn from the experts and increase your chances of securing funding for your projects. Register for a workshop today and take the first step towards securing funding for your Business or Community Group.

To find out more information about the Grant application process, or to register for one of the upcoming workshops, check out the link on the Moonee Valley Council website here.