Small Business Grants
Since 2012, Frankston City Council has issued grants of up to $15,000 to innovative small businesses through a competitive merit-based program held annually.
The grants provide a boost to businesses which demonstrate potential to create employment and build a resilient, innovative local economy. Frankston City is one of the only councils in Australia to offer such incentives to small business. To date, Council has issued $230,000 to small businesses, which have gone on to create over 200 jobs and generate over $60 million per annum into the local economy.
2016–2017 Small Business Grant Recipients
Home-based Graduation Grant $15,000: Cuvée Chocolates
Cuvée Chocolates specialises in crafting artisan chocolate that can be paired with wine. The business was established in 2014 and now directly distributes chocolate to 107 wineries, food grocers and boutique shops across Australia. Cuvée also supplies a wide range of food service providers, including 5 star hotels, restaurants and cafes.
They will use the grant to purchase a cool room for their new commercial premises in Seaford.
Start-up Grant $10,000: Geonbae
Geonbae is the first Korean barbecue restaurant in the Mornington Peninsula and Frankston region. The South Korean dining experience is centred around shared cooking and eating, with a focus on barbecuing various marinated meats on a gas grill that is built into the table.
Geonbae will use the grant to purchase kitchen appliances and equipment that is currently being leased.
Relocation Grant $10,000: Dainton Family Brewery
Dainton Family Brewery produces award-winning craft beer in kegs and cans that are sold wholesale to venues nationally. There is a tap-room that serves as a place for customers to taste beer and learn about the brewing process. The venue employs locals and plays a role in the local tourism industry.
Dainton will use the grant to purchase a fermentation tank to expand their operation.
Home-based Graduation Grant $12,500: Modern Visual
Modern Visual delivers robust and innovative digital marketing solutions to a broad range of clients. Services include web design and development, business branding, search engine optimisation, search engine marketing, web hosting and copywriting. These solutions have a clearly identifiable and tangible return on investment with robust measurables provided to every client.
They will use the grant funding to fit-out their new Seaford office, purchase equipment and recruit new staff.
Council’s Economic Development Unit has received a number of reports of private operators approaching businesses selling information about government business grants. This information is publically and freely available on both State and Federal Government business support websites.
Information for the Small Business Grants 2017-2018 will be available in Spring 2017.
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30 Davey Street
PO Box 490
P. 1300 322 322
F. 03 9784 1094
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