Business

Business

Fast Business Grants

Up to $1,500

Open: Wednesday 1 July
Applications close: Once funding is exhausted.

Applications for the COVID-19 Fast Business Grants are now open. This funding supports the ongoing operations of small businesses highly impacted by COVID-19. There is a $270,000 pool of funding available with $1500 per business available.  

IF your Frankston City business can demonstrate a significant downturn as a result of the pandemic, and it meets the specific guidelines outlines below, then you can apply for one of 180 fast business grants.

Funding can be allocated for utilities, Council rates, telecommunication charges, insurance payments, professional advice, or other as applied.

Grant Guidelines:

Apply now

Kerbside Dining Encouragement Grant

The objective of the Kerbside Dining Encouragement Grant is to brighten and stimulate the city centre, by activating the streets with increased outdoor dining activity. This will be achieved by supporting new and existing food and drink businesses to increase alfresco outdoor dining opportunities

Council and the Victorian Government are working together to provide grants worth $2,000 each and city centre-based businesses can now apply for funds towards outdoor furniture and fittings.

Grant Guidelines

Applications opening Monday 24 May and closing Friday 25 June 2021

Apply for the Kerbside Dining Encouragement Grant here

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 opening Monday 24 May and closing Friday 25 June 2021

Apply for the Facade Improvement Grant here

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 will open on Monday 24th May and now close Friday 9 July.

Grant Guidelines:

To apply for the Vacant Shopfront Activation Grants visit the smarty grants portal:

Apply for the Vacant Shopfront Activation Grants

To apply for the Vacant Shopfront Activation Grant plus a kerbside and / or façade grant please see below for the multi-use form:

Apply for the Vacant Shopfront Activation Grant plus Kerbside and/or Facade Grant

Invest Frankston Business Grants

Up to $30,000

Applications for the 2020 Invest Frankston Business Grants are now open. This year has a grant pool of $180,000 available for businesses.

IF you have a bold vision for activating our city precincts, an innovative idea to break into new markets or an exciting new enterprise ready to unleash in Frankston City, we want to hear from you.

Our steadfast commitment to driving business success is delivering grants of up to $30,000 to help inspired business ideas come to life.

Grant Guidelines:

Applications for 2020 are now closed. The next round of grant funding will open mid-2021.

Major Local Community Events Grant

The Major Local Community Events Grant is now open, applications will close 5pm 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:

Application

To apply for the Major Local Community Events Grant, please click below. 

Apply Now 

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