Business grants and funding

Mount Alexander Grants Connect

Council is excited to offer Mount Alexander Grants Connect to all businesses, community groups and not-for-profits located in Mount Alexander Shire.

This free service provides a comprehensive list of all grant and funding opportunities available Australia-wide.

Environmental Upgrade Finance

Council offers Environmental Upgrade Agreements in partnership with the Sustainable Melbourne Fund to help local businesses save money and improve their environmental performance.

What is an Environmental Upgrade Agreement (EUA)?

An EUA is an attractive financing agreement to improve the environmental performance of a commercial building. The agreement is between a financial institution, a property owner and Council.

Eligible commercial property owners can apply for up to 100% of project costs with repayments structured through Council’s rates on a quarterly basis. The minimum loan amount is $15,000.

How do I find out more?

The Information Sheet has details on the benefits of the scheme, eligibility criteria and project suitability.

How do I apply?

To enquire about applying for an EUA contact Sustainable Melbourne Fund. They will check your eligibility and assist you throughout the application process.

Phone: 9658 8740

Key documents:

Regional Tourism Investment Fund 2024

This fund provides grants of between $100,000 and $5 million for new and innovative tourism infrastructure projects in regional and rural Victoria. It will support projects to increase visitation and length of stay, as well as improve the quality of visitor experiences.

Two online information sessions will be held to support potential applicants on the following dates. You can register for either session on Humanitix.

  • Tuesday 4 June 10am – 11am
  • Thursday 13 June 2pm – 3pm

Applications close: 19 July 2024

Read more about the Regional Tourism Investment Fund.