2018-2019 Business Grant Recipients
The local economy has received a significant boost thanks to the Frankston City Business Grants Program.
Council has awarded a total of $120,000 to this year’s eight recipients, who are expected to generate up to 35 new jobs in the municipality.
Since 2012, the program has contributed a total of $440,000 towards supporting 35 local businesses.
2018-19 Frankston City Business Grant recipients:
- $10,000 Two Boys One Beagle and a Coffee Shop
- $10,000 Eliza Archery
- $15,000 Mr Banks Brewing Co
- $5000 Town Planning & Company
- $15,000 The Outdoor Society
- $20,000 Frankston Foundry
Read more about each local business and how they contribute to our local economy.
Two Boys One Beagle and A Coffee Shop
Located in a neighbourhood shopping strip in Kareela Road, Frankston Two Boys One Beagle and A Coffee Shop started trading mid-last year and has a great café culture, injecting a little bit of inner-city lifestyle into the suburbs.
Two Boys One Beagle and A Coffee Shop aims to activate the Kareela Road shopping strip and create a buzz around the Karingal area.
Two Boys One Beagle and A Coffee Shop employs seven staff members and is looking to create a rear courtyard area with the Frankston Business Grant to provide outdoor dining options, as well as undertake marketing activities.
Mikaela Keysers says she envisages Two Boys One Beagle and A Coffee Shop becoming the local neighbourhood hub that brings the Frankston community, their beagles, and their love of great food and coffee together.
Named after Mikaela’s two boys and her beagle, Two Boys One Beagle and A Coffee Shop aims to provide dream job opportunities for locals where aspiring baristas, energetic waitpersons and passionate foodies come together to deliver consistent and knowledgeable service to cement themselves as the reliable ‘local’ that Frankston knows and loves.
Eliza Archery is the brainchild of Olympic Games Bronze Medallist, Alec Potts who wants to teach 10,000 people to shoot a bow by the 2020 Olympic Games.
Located in the industrial area of Seaford, Eliza Archery started trading last year and this injection of funds from the Frankston City Business Grants Program will allow Potts to complete a disabled toilet facility, making the range accessible for everyone wanting to give archery a go.
An additional short distance archery range for beginners will also be installed, along with the development and design of a new arrow rest, which it’s hoped would be manufactured on site.
At the moment there are only four commercial indoor archery ranges operating in Australia and none of them provide the ‘walk in and start shooting’ experience that Potts provides.
It’s believed Potts is the only Olympic Medallist to be running a business like this in the world, let alone Australia and he is the highest qualified archery coach in Victoria.
Eliza Archery hopes to boost the Frankston City economy through hosting national archery competitions, bringing competitors from around Australia to Frankston City.
Mr Banks Brewing Co
Located in the industrial precinct in Seaford, Mr Banks Brewing Co. produces craft beer on premises for distribution and also has a taproom for visitors.
The Frankston Business Grant will allow Mr Banks Brewing Co. to install a cooling system in the taproom, making it a more comfortable place to attend in the warmer months. More visitors during this time means an increase in employment in this area for the brewery.
A family friendly venue, Mr Banks Brewing offers a boutique beer experience with awesome food offerings on the side.
Mr Banks Brewing Co represents how successful a start-up business can be in Frankston City, while mentoring and supporting others to start similar businesses nearby.
The brewery supports local by assisting Frankston TAFE Hospitality students gain their practical experience managing and cooking in the taproom kitchen, assisting local farmers by giving them free spent grain and sourcing hop ingredients as local as possible.
Mr Banks Brewing Co is a young, vibrant and successful business that’s enticing like-minded entrepreneurs to consider calling Frankston City home.
Town Planning and Company
Established last year, Town Planning & Co is the vision of Melinda Ryan and is the only independent professional planning consultancy located in the Frankston City Centre.
Town Planning & Co offers a suite of planning information seminars and workshops to equip sales and leasing agents, building designers, and budding developers with the skills to read and interpret Planning Schemes, and to identify when professional planning assistance may be necessary.
Town Planning & Co is committed to strengthening relationships within the planning and property industries, seeking to raise awareness and the profile of the planning profession – and to enhance their understanding of the planning provisions.
The Frankston Business Grant will assist Town Planning & Co. with marketing to aid their growth in the industry.
The Outdoor Society
Located in the industrial precinct of Seaford, The Outdoor Society is a landscaping business servicing inner-city Melbourne and the Mornington Peninsula, with clientele in the middle to higher end of the market.
The Outdoor Society has achieved significant growth and reputation in a very short period of time and continues to develop existing relationships in the architectural and designer sector to deliver the construction process.
Currently employing seven full time staff and two casual staff, the business will be looking to grow and recruit a number of new apprentices, full time staff and a VCAL school placement.
The Frankston Business Grant will allow The Outdoor Society to purchase new IT hardware and software to assist in their future growth.
Located in Keys Street, Frankston, the Frankston Foundry is an established membership-based co-working space with a goal to establish a sustainable start-up ecosystem on the Peninsula by 2021.
Melbourne is considered to have one of the most mature co-working space industries nationally and is one of the fastest growing start-up ecosystems in the world – the sixth fastest according to the 2018 Global Start-up Genome report.
Entrepreneurs living on the Mornington Peninsula are in the unfortunate position to be just a ‘little bit too far out’ to fully appreciate the benefits that the start-up ecosystem and co-working spaces have to offer.
Frankston had been cited as an ‘entrepreneurial hotspot’ by NBco’s report “with 285 new enterprises popping up every week.”
The Frankston Foundry was formed to bring the best that city co-working has to offer down to the Peninsula, and to serve as a creative and well networked conduit between the emerging local start-up ecosystem and major start-up ecosystem of Melbourne.
Like a ‘gym for your business,’ the Frankston Foundry sells memberships giving members access to desks, educational workshops, and meeting facilities to start-up entrepreneurs and remote workers in and around Frankston.
Currently, The Frankston Foundry accommodates over 45 entrepreneurs within the 480sq metre complex, with aspirations to more than double their resident capacity and footprint within the next two to three years.
The Frankston Business Grant will allow Frankston Foundry to implement an improved building façade, install phone and meeting pods, as well as construct new private offices to grow their membership base.
Frankston City Council
30 Davey Street
PO Box 490
P. 1300 322 322
F. 03 9784 1094