Business Investment Officer - Yarra Ranges Council
Entrepreneurs’ Programme

The Entrepreneurs Programme provides businesses with independent business advice and a business evaluation action plan to increase capability to trade in Australian markets and/or markets in other countries.

At no cost to your business, an independent and skilled business adviser will undertake an impartial evaluation of your business and its operations and make recommendations for improvement. This service may include advice, referrals and recommendations for improvement which is based on your business’s capacity and commitment to undertake significant improvements to your business.

Who can apply:

At a minimum, you must:

  • be a company, incorporated in Australia (or an incorporated trustee applying on behalf of a trust)
  • have an annual turnover or operating expenditure within the current or previous two financial years between $1.5 million ($750,000 for remote Australia and northern Australia) and $100 million.

Other eligibility requirements may apply.

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Contact information:

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Business Investment Officer - Yarra Ranges Council
Grants to support small-scale producers, craft brewers and distillers

Small-Scale and Craft Program

Through the 2018 election commitment ‘Taking Our Local Produce to the World’, the Victorian Government is supporting small-scale and craft agribusinesses across Victoria to grow, increase market opportunities for high-quality, high-value produce and strengthen Victoria’s regional food offerings to deliver flow-on benefits for jobs and tourism.

The Small-Scale and Craft Program is a four-year program that builds on targeting businesses looking to scale-up operations, diversify product lines and expand outreach.

Two streams of funding are currently open under the program:

Stream One is open for applications via the ‘Apply now’ button on this page and will close on Friday 6 December 2019.

Stream Two is open for expressions of interest (EOI) only and close on Tuesday 31 December 2019. Visit the How do I apply? section on the webpage for details.

Small-Scale and Craft Program guidelines (PDF)

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