Business Collaboration Grants

Surf Coast Shire

Relevent Country: Australia

The Surf Coast Shire Council is currently seeking applications for its Business Collaboration Grants to support a thriving, connected business community.

Council is committed to growing a prosperous economy through fostering an environment where business people can connect and thrive. Creating thriving and connected businesses will ensure that Surf Coast Shire is a place which is resilient, sustainable and inspires innovation.


The purpose of the grant is to:

  • Support the creation of new business networks, or further develop existing business networks leading to better collaboration and skills development.
  • Improve the capacity and capability of businesses to thrive.

Funding Information

  • Grants of up to $2,000 are available in this program.
  • Applicants are required to match funds 1:1 with either cash or in-kind contributions.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Surf Coast Shire-based professional association.
  • Surf Coast Shire-based business networks.
  • Surf Coast Shire-based individual business.
  • Groups of individual businesses who join together as a collective (note: these must be legally constituted or nominate either an individual business or an auspicing body to apply, and take legal financial responsibility for the grant).

Ineligibility Criteria

  • Businesses/Business Networks that have received Council funding for the same project.
  • Businesses/Business Networks that have received a Council COVID Recovery Assistance Grant (2020-2022).
  • Businesses/Business Networks that have an overdue Acquittal Report for previous funding received from Council.
  • Elected members and employees of Council must not be involved in the development of an application and are not eligible to sign or be listed on any grant.
  • Non- Surf Coast Shire businesses or collectives.