Welcome to 2021. While COVID-19 is still a strong presence, it's pleasing to see the continued relaxing of restrictions and reopening of our economy. For the latest updates on the easing of restrictions visit the DHHS Website.
Council's Economic Development & Smart Cities team is here to assist and support your business so please get in touch on firstname.lastname@example.org if there's anything we can do to help.
City of Maribyrnong Team
Business Improvement District (BID) Micro-Grants - Applications Closing Soon
Applications for Micro Grants of up to $1,500 are closing soon
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 before making a submission.
For more information or to view the guidelines and apply, visit the website.
Applications close at 5pm on Friday 22 January 2021
Love Your Local Campaign - Celebrating Local Businesses
The Love Your Local campaign was established to help promote public facing businesses that were significantly impacted during the COVID-19 restrictions. The campaign is getting good reach with over 3,200 site views since the launch in late November.
If you live or work locally, it's a great tool to help you find new local businesses that you can support.
Simply visit the page and the website and interactive map will help you find the best places to shop, socialise, eat, drink and enjoy yourself.
If you are a public facing business and aren't listed on the directory yet, simply Visit the site and click the link if you'd like your business to be included in this directory.
Responsible Cafes - Sustainability Initiative for Cafes
Maribyrnong City Council are proud to be a member of Responsible Cafes, a program designed to help local cafes reduce waste, save money, and promote your positive actions to the community!
Step two: Tick off all the positive actions that you are taking to reduce your waste, carbon emissions and impact on the community.
Step three: Download posters and guides to help you on your waste saving mission and promote your mission with your community.
Step four: Your cafe will be given a ‘Responsible Bean Rating’ and shown on our digital map ready for customers to search.
Step Five: Share your rating and post a photo to your social media (with a poster and/or reusable cup in action – or something more creative!) with the hashtag #ResponsibleCafes to be included on the social stream of our website.
The Red Cross are offering complimentary "Welcoming Workplaces" sessions designed to support businesses to become more socially cohesive, diverse workplaces by offering employment opportunities to humanitarian migrants.
All the sessions are free of charge, and deliverable online and face-to-face. The duration of sessions is 65 minutes however this time can be tailored to your needs.
For bookings please contact Ana Radovic, Project Officer, Participation and Inclusion to book your session today on email@example.com / 0415 525 293.