Business grants and funding

There are a range of grants and funding options available to Yarra businesses. The list below includes some of the major places you can find grants. We recommend you do an online search for new funding opportunities in addition on the list below.

Precinct activations

Annually, Yarra Council’s Economic Development team has a budget of $80,000 to invest in activations across our 12 retail and service precincts. Realistically, this equates to approximately 4 precinct activation projects per year.

These projects are led by local traders, and rely on a group of businesses to work together, and with council, to come up with an idea for their precinct and deliver their project.

Examples of previous projects include

If you are interested in delivering your own precinct activation for your area or would like more information, please contact the Economic Development team on 9205 5555 or email [email protected]

Community grants

Community grants offered by Yarra City Council provide support to local groups and community initiatives, which can include business. 

Business Victoria

Business Victoria publishes a comprehensive list of grants, vouchers and assistance programs available to businesses in Victoria from the State government. has a grant finder which publishes grants and funding opportunities from all levels of government.

Sustainability Victoria

Sustainability Victoria offers a number of grants related to sustainable business practices.


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