Business

Business

Facade Improvement Grant

The Façade Improvement Program has been designed to encourage and facilitate business owners, operators and landlords to enhance the presentation of their building or business in the City Centre.

This investment and contribution to the amenity of a more interesting street experience, can have a significant effect on the attractiveness and marketability of the surrounding area, therefore supporting and inspiring further business investment.

To support this investment, Frankston City Council in partnership with the Victorian State Government are offering matched-fund grants to assist in exterior façade renovations of buildings located within the Frankston city centre. 

Grant Guidelines 

Applications for 2021 are now closed, details for 2022 coming soon.

Vacant Shopfront Activation Grants Program

Frankston City Council in partnership with the Victorian State Government are offering a new grant program specifically to attract new businesses to vacant shopfronts across the city. The Grant is designed to financially assist with transforming properties into confident, sustainable and attractive spaces that create new business for Frankston City and surrounding suburbs.

The shop activation grants are now closed, details for 2022 coming soon

Invest Frankston Business Grants

Applications for the 2021 Invest Frankston Grants are coming soon.

Major Local Community Events Grant

The Major Local Community Events Grant closed on Friday 20 August. 

The grant provides funding to support locally initiated events that significantly benefit Frankston City residents and build local capacity for participation in, celebratory, cultural and artistic activities. The events funded will primarily attract local audiences, which enhance the quality of life of residents; celebrate local identity and culture; and provide a range of community benefits including participation, wellbeing and community connections.

Grant Guidelines:

Applications for the 21/22 funding program have closed. 

Tourism Event Attraction Grants

$12,000

The Tourism Event Attraction Program has been designed to attract events that drive economic returns outside of the event and give both visitors and residents year-round reasons to seek out and experience our City’s urban bayside location.

Two grants have been made available through the program, to support event management companies wishing to create or relocate their tourism event to Frankston. 

To date, the program has supported the delivery of 20 events over four years. These events have attracted over 200,000 people and have contributed an additional $35.157 million into the local economy.

Applications for 2020 are now closed.

Please visit the 2021 - 2022 Tourism Event Attraction Program page for more information. 

Contact Us

Business Grants:
Business Concierge
Frankston City Council
P. 1300 322 322
E. businessconcierge@frankston.vic.gov.au

Inclusion Support Grants:
Program Integration Officer
Frankston City Council
P. 1300 322 322
E. communitygrants@frankston.vic.gov.au

Student Scholarship Grants:
Libraries Manager
Frankston City Council
P. 1300 322 322
E. tammy.goodwin@frankston.vic.gov.au

Youth Grants:
Youth Central
Frankston City Council
P. 03 9768 1366
E. engage@frankston.vic.gov.au

Environmental Sustainability Grants:
Coordinator Environmental Planning | Coordinator Environmental Services
Frankston City Council
P. 1300 322 322
E. communitygrants@frankston.vic.gov.au

COVID-19 Recovery Grants:
Program Integration Officer
Frankston City Council
P. 1300 322 322
E. communitygrants@frankston.vic.gov.au

COVID-19 Urgent Grants:
Program Integration Officer
Frankston City Council
P. 1300 322 322
E. communitygrants@frankston.vic.gov.au

Artist Project Grants:
Head of Programming
Frankston City Council
P. 1300 322 322
E. tammy.ryan@frankston.vic.gov.au

Creative Industries Grants:
Head of Programming
Frankston City Council
P. 1300 322 322
E. tammy.ryan@frankston.vic.gov.au

Major Community Local Events Grants:
Events
Frankston City Council
P. 1300 322 322
E. frankstonevents@frankston.vic.gov.au