Invest Frankston After Dark Activation Grant

Applications to submit concepts (Stage 1) closed on Friday 16, September. Grants recipients will be announced soon.

Designed to support Frankston City’s “bricks and mortar” businesses in the CBD and to encourage local business and artisan collaborations, the Invest Frankston After Dark Activation Grants will unlock the city’s night-time potential.

Awakening Frankston City at night aims to attract visitors and entrepreneurs, create new jobs and drive the economic development of our city.  

With $120,000 total funding pool, the grant covers up to 50 per cent of the total project cost with a maximum of $30,000 per business for a regular night-time program, or a project to support your After Dark initiative. Ideas may include external illuminations, regular live music, entertainment programming, classes and workshops or support to extend opening hours.

The IF After Dark Activations Program comprises two parts:

  • Stage 1: the concept phase where businesses are encouraged to submit their concepts. Those shortlisted in Stage 1 will be sent through to apply for;
  • Stage 2: applications will be assessed by an independent assessment panel.

Projects can begin from October, 2022.

Applicants must read the guidelines(PDF, 801KB) for program outlines and eligibility before applying.   

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