Business grants and funding

There are a range of government and business grants and opportunities to assist your business reach the next level.

Check out the latest round of funding and grants in the Geelong region to get your business going.

City of Greater Geelong

Economic Development Services

We offer a range of services to kickstart your business, from free mentoring clinics, workshops and professionally develop your skills.

See our business calendar for more information.


We support the Runway Project which aims to take great ideas to a global market and we look for startups that have global aspirations. Runway works with startups from all works of life and with any idea, regardless of industry and even if it is not technology based.

As part of a six-month program (3 months accelerator, 3 months incubation), businesses will gain access to a purpose built co-working space, coaching, our network of mentors, investors and partners. Businesses get the benefits of building lifetime connections with fellow startups, whilst working with Runway to create an acceleration path that best suits the needs of each startup.

Community Investment and Support Fund

We have an integrated grants program – Community Investment and Support Fund to better support our community for a range of projects.

Some of these include the Central Geelong Business Facilitation Program for matched amounts up to $10,000, assisting business owners in the Geelong CBD improve their commercial properties for prosperity and growth.

Food Innovation Australia Limited (FIAL)

Heard about the support for Food and Agribusiness firms that FIAL, one of six Industry Growth Centres funded by the Australian Government can provide you?

There are a number of resources available, including FIAL's Project Fund. It encourages collaboration between small and large businesses in the food and agribusiness sector, to lift productivity and competitiveness by offering matched funding of over $100,000 and up to $1 million to help you solve an innovation challenge project.

State Government

A wide variety of grants, vouchers and assistance programs is available to help individuals and businesses.

Commonwealth Government

The Commonwealth government offers several large scale grants to organisations involved in major transformational projects. Some of the most current opportunities include:

Page last updated: Wednesday, 18 March 2020