Social Enterprise Grants VIC

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Provides social enterprises within the City of Melbourne with funding of up to $30,000 to start up and grow.

Who can apply:

At a minimum, you must:

  • be located within the City of Melbourne municipality
  • have an Australian Business Number (ABN)
  • be a business cooperative, partnership, charity, social enterprise, incorporated association or philanthropic organisation

Other eligibility requirements may apply.

Deadline to apply:

Contact information:

(03) 9658 8710

businessfunding@melbourne.vic.gov.au

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Overview

Social Enterprise Grants provide social enterprises located in the City of Melbourne with funding to help them start up and grow.

The funding is aimed at encouraging the establishment and expansion of sustainable social enterprises that:

  • enhance the municipality's reputation for business vitality, diversity and inclusiveness
  • demonstrate a point-of-difference, solid market potential and a sound business model
  • contribute to the city's thriving economy and community.

A social enterprise is defined as an organisation that combines trade with a social purpose where this purpose is the defining part of the business.

Funding of up to $30,000 is available.

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible, you must:

  • be located in the City of Melbourne municipality, or be prepared to relocate there within three months of receiving the grant
  • be a business cooperative, partnership, charity, social enterprise, incorporated association or philanthropic organisation
  • have 20 or fewer employees
  • have a registered Australian Business Number (ABN)
  • be able to commence the proposed activity promptly upon receiving the grant
  • be financially viable

Find out more about the eligibility criteria at Social Enterprise Grants.

How to apply

Find out more about how to apply at Social Enterprise Grants.

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