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Business Grants, Support & Resources

GRANTS/ PROGRAMS

American Express Grant Program for Small Restaurants in Sydney & Melbourne – Applications close on Friday, May 31, 2024 at 2pm
American Express has announced the expansion of its Backing International Small Restaurants grant program with venues in Sydney, and for the first time this year, Melbourne, now able to apply. Read more & apply here

10,000 Gigs: The Victorian Gig Fund – Applications close on Friday 17 May, 2024 at 2pm
The Victorian Gig Fund is part of the Victorian Government’s commitment to back 10,000 live music gigs across state in the next four years. Established Victorian live music venues can apply for up to $10,000 a year to go towards Victorian artists’ fees for gigs at their venues. Read more

Grants to grow your business in 2023 – Some still applicable into 2024
Whether you are looking to grow your business or need support to navigate through challenging times, your business could benefit from the pool of programs covering business development, employment incentives, disaster relief, energy rebates, wellbeing assistance and more. Read more

Migrant and Refugee Business Growth Programs
Scholarships are now available for migrants and refugees living in Australia worth up to $10,000 each to help start, pivot, or scale up a business. Read more


OTHER SUPPORT

Energy Bill Relief Fund – for Victorian small businesses
$325 per eligible small business customer. Read more

NewAccess for Small Business Owners, developed by Beyond Blue
NewAccess for Small Business Owners is a free and confidential mental health coaching program, developed by Beyond Blue to give small business owners, including sole traders the support they need. Read more

Commercial Tenancy Relief Scheme
The reintroduced Commercial Tenancy Relief Scheme will ease pressure by providing rent relief for eligible tenants, while separate support will be provided to landlords who do the right thing by their tenants. The Scheme will be available to businesses with an annual turnover of less than $50 million and have suffered a decline in turnover of at least 30 per cent due to coronavirus. Read more

The Partners in Wellbeing Helpline   1300 375 330   ongoing
Free & confidential one-on-one wellbeing coaching, financial counselling & business advice for you and your employees, with trained wellbeing coaches, financial counsellors & business advisors. More info

Small Business Debt Helpline    1800 413 828
The Small Business Debt Helpline is a free service for small business owners in financial difficulty. Their team of qualified financial counsellors will listen and give you practical advice to help you get back on track. More info

My Business Health 
Tools and tips for managing mental health and wellbeing. More info


RESOURCES

  • Templates, posters, signs, guidance, and more through Vic Gov’s Coronavirus page.
  • Translated info for people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, health professionals and industry. Information includes factsheets and promotional materials.

Resources to see what other grants & support are out there: