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Latrobe funding helps Bass Coast businesses grow

Grants available for small local businesses, applications are now being accepted.

By news@gippsland - 1st April 2021 - Back to News

The Latrobe Valley Authority’s Business and Industry Capability Fund is now accepting applications, to help local small businesses grow. In support of this Fund, Bass Coast Shire Council’s Business Support Concierge, Claudia Tivendale, is available to help local businesses determine their eligibility and to make their application.

Application for small local businesses grants are now being accepted, apply now and let us help you grow your small business

Application for small local business grants are now being accepted, apply now and let us help you grow your small business

The Fund is offering grants of up to $5,000 through Stream One, for developing skills and capabilities, including engaging professional services and training. Grants of up to $25,000 will be available through Streams Two, Three and Four, for feasibility studies, infrastructure and equipment upgrades, as well as collaborative business activities where associations or businesses join forces across two local government boundaries.

Helping local businesses

The Fund is available to small businesses that are less than three years old, with a turnover under $1.5 million. It’s also available to new owners of a small business, if they’ve been running it for less than three years.

Bass Coast Shire Mayor, Cr Brett Tessari, said the Concierge model takes a coordinated approach to help local people access the many government and private sector programs that exist to support businesses.

Fund application contact

Cr Tessari said, "Get in touch with Claudia if you are keen to apply for this funding, or to connect with relevant information and services, both locally and across Gippsland."

If you are interested in expanding and growing your business in Bass Coast, please contact Business Support Concierge Claudia Tivendale on 0435 197 579, 03 5671 2211 or email

Pictures from Bass Coast Shire Council Facebook page.


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