Business Grants Frequently Asked Questions

The City of Greater Bendigo launched the Business Grants Program to assist individual businesses and the local economy to recover from disruptions generated by COVID-19.  

  • August 24, 2021 – Applications open 
  • September 23, 2021 – Applications close 
  • October 15, 2021 – Applicants notified of outcome 
  • October 29, 2021 – Funding agreement and first invoice due 
  • March 31, 2022 – Acquittal and final invoice due 

All grant applicants will be sent an email notifying them of the outcome of their submission on Friday, October 15.

The emails will be sent before midday, however, there may be unforeseen delays with individual email providers etc.

If an applicant has not received an email by Monday, October 18, please email [email protected] and we can provide you with an answer.

The 2021 Business Grants Fund was a competitive grants round.

Applications were assessed against the criteria and submitted to an independent panel for review.

Scoring of applications was performed individually and reviewed as a group, with special consideration given to COVID-impact and recovery.

This was a highly competitive grants round and unfortunately not all eligible businesses could be funded.

Due to the number of applications received we are unable to provide individual feedback on applications.

Some businesses have applied for more than one stream. Each application will receive an email response.

At this stage there have been no announcements about future funding rounds under this program.

Please see below, additional resources and links that may be of assistance to your business: - 

Though not all businesses could be funded through this grant program, the applications contain useful data and insights for the City, including the sorts of projects businesses and industries are looking to fund, and how COVID has impacted different industries.

Successful applicants will find receive an email with a funding agreement attached, and information about the next steps.

If you have been successful and have questions please email [email protected].

A list of the funded businesses will be made available on the City of Greater Bendigo website.

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