There's only a week until Christmas and the City has certainly been buzzing with the hustle and bustle of Christmas shopping, catch ups and gift giving.
From all of us in Economic Development we thank you for your resilience, strength and courage during such unprecedented times and we look forward to a brighter and healthier year of business in 2021.
Our newsletter will be back mid January, but please contact the Economic Development team at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to share any stories or suggestions on how we can assist you and your business.
City of Maribyrnong Team
Love Your Local in time for Christmas!
Still trying to sort out your Christmas plans? The Love Your Local website and interactive map will help you find the best places to shop, socialise, eat, drink and be merry!
Find the hidden gems in our community, whether it be outdoor dining locations, bespoke gift shops or popular eateries and show some love to our local traders.
Visit the site if you'd like your business to be included in this directory.
QR Codes for all businesses
The Victorian Government QR Code Service is free for all Victorian businesses and venues. These records help contact tracers in the event a positive case of coronavirus (COVID-19) is identified.
Business Improvement District (BID) micro-grants now open for application
Applications for Business Improvement District (BID) Grants are now open.
Stream 2 of the BID grant program supports individual business owners and groups of businesses by awarding micro-grants of up to $1,500 for innovative new business development activities within the City of Maribyrnong.
The BID grant program is highly competitive and all applicants should read the guidelines and have a preliminary discussion with a Council Officer regarding their proposed project.
For more information or to view the guidelines and apply, visit the website.
Applications close on 22 January 2021
Start, Now Business Accelerator Program- Last chance to apply
Are you a founder located in Victoria, with an idea ready to test and validate? This program may be for you!
This project will be a network of Pre-Accelerators delivered in partnership with local councils, with a focus on supporting Startup Entrepreneurs of Melbourne.
The Program will accelerate Participants through the process of finding a business idea and then developing and scaling that idea into sustainable model.
Applications close on 23 December for an early 2021 commencement of the Pre-Accelerator.
Government support to engage new trainee or apprentice
To assist with the recovery from the impact of COVID-19, the Australian Government is providing support to all employers who engage a new Australian Trainee or Apprentice.
The $1.2 billion Boosting Apprenticeship Commencements wage subsidy will support businesses and group training organisations to take on new apprentices and trainees, to build a pipeline of skilled workers to support sustained economic recovery.