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Latrobe City Small Business Grants

Latrobe City Council is committed to the economic wellbeing of the businesses and communities within the municipality. A key objective of Council’s Business Development Unit is to promote the area as one of tremendous opportunity, to support existing industries and businesses to prosper, cultivate alternative industries and nurture new enterprises.

Latrobe City Council recognises the immense challenges our business and community are facing during the global pandemic caused from COVID-19.

After careful consideration of State & Commonwealth support packages that were being implemented and listening to businesses, Council have endorsed the implementation of a second phase Business and Community Support and Recovery Package.

A key component of the Business and Community Support and Recovery Package is the addition of a Latrobe City Small Business Grants Program that is targeted towards sectors of small business that have been impacted significantly by COVID-19.

The Latrobe City Small Business Grants Program will have three rounds: 


Application Dates



Round 1
  • Open: 9am Monday 3 August 2020
  • Close: 11.59pm Sunday 30 August 2020

Apply for Round 1

Up to $5,000
Round 2
  • Open: 9am Monday 14 September 2020
  • Close: 11.59pm Sunday 11 October 2020
Applications not open yet Up to $5,000
Round 3
  • Open: 9am Monday 26 October 2020
  • Close: 11.59pm Sunday 22 November 2020
Applications not open yet Up to $5,000

Grant Guidelines

Please read the guidelines carefully which are provided in the link below. It is important to have a full understanding of the guidelines before considering if the grants program is right for your business. Applications are to be made online through Smarty Grants, applications will not be accepted via email.

Latrobe City Small Business Grants Program - Guidelines

Online Information Session

If you would like to know more, join us for an online information session (via Zoom) where we will discuss:

  • Grant Objectives
  • Important things to know before you start an application
  • Overview of grant
  • Who is eligible to apply
  • The application process
  • Assessment Criteria
  • Timeframes and submission periods
  • Q&A session



To receive updates about this upcoming grant, please subscribe to Council’s Business eNewsletter.

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For any further assistance, please contact the Business Development team on 1300 367 700 or

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