Business Assistance Scheme

Purpose of grant

The Northern Grampians Shire Council Business Assistance Scheme was established in 2008 to provide financial and in-kind assistance to businesses who have plans to grow or establish in the Northern Grampians.

In the 2017/18 financial year, council granted more than $50,000 in financial assistance to the Northern Grampians Shire business community, in addition to providing one-on-one in-kind assistance. 

The Business Assistance Scheme aims to:

  • attract and assist new business to establish in the Northern Grampians Shire
  • encourage and support existing business to undertake initiatives to expand, diversify and ensure sustainability
  • facilitate collaboration between businesses and council to achieve economic growth objectives in the Northern Grampians Shire
  • facilitate collaboration between businesses and council to capitalise on opportunities and address identified challenges specific to industry sectors and regionally in the Northern Grampians Shire.

Information

Eligibility

Applicants must:

  • have participated in a pre-application interview with a member of council's engagement team who will seek to establish how the scheme can best support the business
  • have a registered ABN (Australian Business Number)
  • be operating within, or for new businesses, planning to establish in the Northern Grampians Shire, in the next 12 months
  • complete a Business Assistance Scheme application form
  • not have any outstanding debt with council or be in breach of any statutory requirements

Grant value

Assistance provided is assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Timing availability

Ongoing.

Apply

Before completing this Business Assistance Scheme application you must:

  1. Speak to a member of the council's engagement team.
  2. Read the BAS application guidelines.
  3. Meet the eligibility criteria outlined in the application guidelines.

Note: It is a condition of this application that any contributions made via the scheme are to be acquitted within 12 months.

Business Assistance Scheme application >>

Acquittal

It is a condition of this application that any contributions made via the scheme are to be acquitted within 12 months.

Business Assistance Scheme acquittal >>