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Latrobe City Small Business Grants

The Latrobe City Small Business Grants Programs provides small businesses in sectors which are or have been significantly impacted by COVID-19 with funds to execute eligible activities that assist in employment creation/retention, new investment and benefits to the community.
The objectives of the Latrobe City Council Small Business Grants Program are to:

  • Support existing small businesses who have been significantly impacted by COVID-19;
  • Encourage new investment that assists in creating and retaining jobs within small businesses;
  • Create ongoing benefits to the Latrobe City community;
  • Supporting of business that have clear direction and understanding of benefits from investment;
  • To be transparent, open and a well governed process.

The grant program provides an opportunity for applicants to develop activities that complement the key objectives.

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

Applications closed

Up to $5,000
Round 2
  • Open: 9am Monday 14 September 2020
  • Close: 11.59pm Sunday 11 October 2020
Applications closed Up to $5,000
Round 3
  • Open: 9am Monday 26 October 2020
  • Close: 11.59pm Sunday 22 November 2020

Applications closed

Up to $5,000

Applicants are encouraged to take time completing the online application form. All applications received by the due date will be assessed once the round has closed.

It is recommended that all applicants review the assessment criteria outlined in the guidelines. This provides an understanding how the applications will be assessed. There is the opportunity to upload multiple documents as part of the application.

To amend an application once submitted, applicants can return to SmartyGrants via the ‘apply’ link on the website and make changes before the closing date. No new or amended information will be accepted via email. Council Officers cannot make any amendments to applications on behalf of applicants.

Further information please contact the Business Development team by phone 1300 367 700, email

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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