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Social Enterprise Grants VIC

Social Enterprise Grants provide social enterprises within the City of Melbourne with funding to help them expand or develop new products or services.

The grant is no longer available

What you get?

Funding of up to $10,000.

Who is this for?

Social enterprises within the City of Melbourne.


The funding is aimed at encouraging the establishment and expansion of sustainable social enterprises that:

  • enhance the municipality's reputation for business vitality, diversity and inclusiveness
  • demonstrate a point-of-difference, solid market potential and a sound business model
  • contribute to the city's thriving economy and community.

A social enterprise is defined as an organisation that combines trade with a social purpose, where this purpose is the defining part of the business.

What are the eligibility criteria?

To be eligible, you must:

  • be located in the City of Melbourne municipality, or be prepared to relocate there within three months of receiving the grant
  • have documented evidence of an appropriate legal structure, such as a sole trader, an Australian registered company, business cooperative or partnership
  • have a valid Australian business number (ABN)
  • be able to commence the proposed activity promptly upon receiving the grant
  • be financially viable.

How do you apply?

Find out more about eligibility and how to apply at Social Enterprise Grants.