Funding opportunities for small business and organisations in Gippsland
There are a range of funding streams available to community groups, organisations and small business. To further explore your eligibility please see the following details.
Expressions of Interest are open for Visit Victoria’s $20 million Regional Events Fund. The fund is designed to support the attraction, development, marketing and growth of events in regional Victoria. The Regional Events Fund will generally allocate funding to:
- assist with the costs associated with securing, hosting and marketing new events
- implementation of innovative strategies to increase visitation to existing events, including event development and tourism marketing.
Applicants are invited to submit an Expression of Interest prior to the submission of a full funding application.
For more information visit corporate.visitvictoria.com/events/regional-events-fund
Latrobe Valley Authority Funding Streams
Specifically directed towards businesses and organisations in the Baw Baw, Latrobe City and Wellington Shire council areas there are two fund streams the Community Facility Fund and the Latrobe Valley Economic Facilitation Fund.
Fund to support community projects that will improve the amenity and liveability of the Latrobe Valley.
Aims to facilitate and support great initiatives and projects that will help to make the Latrobe Valley a great place to live and work, and to improve the health and wellbeing of those who live here.
The funding will support the Latrobe Valley region to build strong and resilient communities by investing in community-led initiatives and partnerships under the following two streams:
- Liveable Latrobe Valley –support for projects that will make the Latrobe Valley a better place to live, attracting new businesses and residents and helping people to make a difference in their own community.
- Active Latrobe Valley – support for projects designed to make communities a healthier place to live, concentrating on sport and recreation, including open space improvements for families, residents and visitors to enjoy.
- The $10 million Latrobe Valley Economic Facilitation Fund is for businesses in the Latrobe Valley (Baw Baw, Latrobe City, Wellington) to grow and create jobs.
The Regional Skills Fund is a targeted, place-based regional skills grants program driven by industry in partnership with the tertiary sector, working to build local capacity, resilience and support jobs creation.
The program stream aims to support regional industry and business skills and capability to ensure the long-term sustainability of employment and business growth.
It will give priority to projects that:
- are endorsed by relevant Regional Partnerships, aligning with their local priorities for skills and workforce development, that may be expressed in regional or sector workforce plans.
- create and strengthen long-term, collaborative and innovative partnerships between regional industry, businesses and the tertiary sector including TAFEs, Learn Locals, LLENs and universities.
- build on and strengthen regional workforce planning and support their implementation.
- support regional skills clusters to drive local innovation and research centres that identify future workforce needs and strengthen regional skills capability and workforce resilience.
- enable upskilling in new technology and production models; career mobility and new pathways; skills for new business ventures; export and e-commerce to access new markets and the digital economy; and strategies to diversify the local skills base.
- support disadvantaged groups as part of a long-term, strategic approach with industry on meaningful career-based employment.
The fund has been designed to align with and complement the Victorian Government’s education and training reforms as well as initiatives that seek to support innovation, skills and workforce development, including the Jobs Victoria Employment Network program and the Future Industries Sector Strategies
- The $297.7 million Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF) supports the Australian Government’s commitment to create jobs, drive economic growth and build stronger regional communities into the future.
The program will fund projects in regional Australia outside the major capital cities of Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, and Canberra. A mapping tool is available to assist applicants determine the eligibility of their project location.
There are two streams of funding available under the program:
Please refer to the Program Guidelines for information on eligibility and assessment criteria and how to apply. Other Program documentation to assist applicants is listed under Key documents below.
The Australian Government’s Regional Arts Fund program supports sustainable cultural development in regional and remote Australia. The Regional Arts Fund is managed in Victoria by Regional Arts Victoria and is delivered in two main categories, Community Grants and Quick Response Grants.
- Community Grants
Community Grants of up to $15,000 are available for projects that involve regional artists, have a public outcome and significantly engage the community in which the project is based. Community Grants are available in two rounds per year.
- Quick Response Grants
Quick Response grants of up to $1500 for individuals and $3,000 for organisations are available throughout the year.