New Business Support Grant

Closed 05 November 2021, 05:00 PM

Opening Date   Applications open on 4 October 2021
Aims / Outcomes To assist the establishment of start-up (new) or fledgling businesses

Maximum amount of $3,000 per application.

Grant guidelines Download the Business and Economy Recovery Guidelines(PDF, 288KB)


About this grant

The Business and Economy Recovery Grant program is designed to provide funding assistance to individual Mornington Peninsula small businesses to strengthen resilience and build capacity in the current COVID economy.


Businesses registered after January 2020 must show:

  • A clear business concept or marketing plan to establish the business
  • Evidence of market potential
  • Consideration given to minimising environmental footprint



This grant is available only to businesses registered after January 2020.  Reference guidelines for full eligibility.


  • Projects must be completed within 12 months of receipt of funding and a full report on project outcomes provided back to Council. 
  • Applicants will be notified via email when the acquittal form is available via SmartyGrants
  • Applicants will receive a reminder email prior to the acquittal due date