Local Council - Recovery Grants Program 
The flow on impact of COVID-19 is presenting major challenges to all businesses across the country with the Federal and State Governments’ Economic Stimulus/Survival Packages designed to inject money into the economy and provide financial support to businesses and employees with the objective of minimising business closures and job losses.

With the first stages of social distancing protocols being relaxed and other stages scheduled in the future it is now timely for most local councils to implement the Business Recovery and Growth Program; a program that aims to resource and encourage businesses as they emerge and re-establish operations and seek to invest in their capacity to grow.

We have listed below the Wyndham City & Moonee Valley Councils grants program. Please check with your local council for any grant programs they might be running or alternatively contact us and we can research on your behalf. 
Wyndham City Council - Business Recovery & Growth Fund
The “WynLocal Economic Support Package” was endorsed by Council at a Special Meeting on 23 March 2020 with a major initiative of the package being a grants program available to eligible Wyndham businesses.

The Program has a total funding pool of $1.5million.

The Program terms and conditions set out the eligibility criteria, including maximum funding available for businesses based on size as defined by the number of fulltime effective employees.

Applicants should read the Program terms and conditions prior to completing the application form.

Applications will close at 5pm on Thursday 11 June 2020.

This is a competitive fund and applicants will be advised of the outcome of their application no later than Friday 10 July 2020.


Important information:

Please note that the assessment criteria includes “Local Supply Chains”.  Prior to completing the application businesses are encouraged to register on “Wyndham Localised”, a Council initiative to build local business to business activity.  A Wyndham Localised listing will be taken into account as part of the assessment criteria for Local Supply Chains.

Moonee Valley City Council - Recovery Grant Program 
The Moonee Valley City Council are committed to supporting the community and its local businesses to adapt and bounce back through the global COVID-19 pandemic.

This grants program is designed to support the adaption, continuation and recovery of their local community groups and local businesses.

They have streamlined the process to deliver quick response grants during this time, with a priority focus on addressing short term solutions that can be delivered quickly.

The program offers two streams of funding; for local businesses and for community groups and not-for-profit organisations.

Applications are now open.

Grants for business

Who can apply?

The following applicants, based and operating in Moonee Valley, are eligible to apply:

·       Local businesses (with less than 50 full time equivalent employees)

·       Sole Traders

·       Social enterprises

·       Traders Associations

What can I apply for?

There are two business grant categories:

Adapting to changing needs

Up to $10,000

Examples include:

·       Online innovation, web design and redevelopment, e-commerce platforms, mobile app development, etc.

·       Assistance to develop alternative service delivery models and products (for example delivery and takeaway adaption)

·       Professional development, online learning and webinars, training courses

·       Other adaptation projects in line with funding priorities

Business collaboration

Up to $5,000

Examples include:

·       Businesses working together

·       Online business networking

·       Resources sharing

·       Other collaboration projects in line with funding priorities.

Apply here: https://mvcc.smartygrants.com.au/covid19


Make sure you read the COVID-19 Recovery Grant Guidelines (PDF, 1MB) or Accessible Word version (doc, 44kb) for more information about applying for grants.