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Whitehorse Business Grants Program

Application Deadline: 22 October 2021.

Whitehorse City Council is committed to providing support to local Small to Medium Enterprises (SME’s) and it acknowledges that many SME’s have experienced severe impacts from COVID-19, and that some have been affected since January 2020.

The objectives of the Whitehorse Business Grants Program are to support:

  • social and economic sustainability 
  • businesses growth and prosperity
  • local procurement and facilitating connections
  • appropriate business and employment opportunities
  • industry development
  • businesses to comply State Government guidelines in relation to COVID-19

Two funding streams were available for the business community, with both streams having an overarching focus on business adaption, innovation and resilience.


Whitehorse Business Grants are available to businesses located
within the City of Whitehorse. Applicants must meet the following
eligibility criteria.
• Have an active Australian Business Number (ABN).
• Public Liability Insurance of at least $5 million. Certificate of Currency to be provided.
• Sole trader or a Small to Medium size business employing fewer than 20 FTE (or equivalent part time) at the time of application or have a maximum turnover of $10 million per annum. (Under exceptional circumstances applications above 20 employees and $10 million turnover will be considered at the discretion of the Assessment panel).
• Business must be located within the City of Whitehorse municipality.
• Must be an existing business trading in the City of Whitehorse for 12 months or more as at 1 July 2021.
• Own or have a commercial lease agreement within the City of Whitehorse municipality with a minimum of one year remaining or intend to take up an option to renew a lease, or are relocating to another premises in the City of Whitehorse. Alternatively the business operation is from your residence (home based business).
• Have all appropriate insurances, licences and permits for the current business operation and to undertake the proposed activity or operation funded by this program*.
• Demonstrate how this grant will help support your business to grow and prosper.
• Demonstrate how your business supports the local economy and/or community of Whitehorse.
• Meets all requirements of the Fair Work Australia Act and OH&S Ac

Official Website: Whitehorse Business Grants Program



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