Frankston Times 8 February 2022

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Frankston City Council is as committed to growing your business as you are. We have helped more than 50 innovative and sustainable business ideas come to life since 2012 through our Business Grants Program. This Grant Program is for those businesses who want to generate new and sustainable employment and up-skilling opportunities. Businesses that will enhance the reputation of Frankston City and are influential in testing demand for other businesses to follow.

With the largest funding pool to date, this year we have a staggering $350,000 up for grabs with grants of up to $30,000 available for each business eager to bring inspired ideas to life. Interested applicants can register for free workshops to help in their application by emailing business@ Application workshops on Wednesday 9, 16 & 23 February from 4-6pm and Financial Assistance workshops on Thursday 17 & 24 February from 4-6pm.

Applications will open 9am on Tuesday 1 February and close 5pm on Friday 4 March, 2022




Frankston Times

8 February 2022

LARA Olsen from South East Water (left) with Matt Donavon, FoodforChange founder and CEO. Picture: Supplied

Grant program from water provider opens GRANTS of up to $10,000 are available through the South East Water 2022 community grants program. Successful grant applicants in 2021 included the Mornington Life Saving Club, Baxter Fire Brigade, Australian Marine Mammals Association, Nepean Conservation Group, Willum Warrain Aboriginal Association, and Food for Change. Food for Change CEO and founder Matt Donavon said that the grants helped fund a drip irrigation system to grow fruit, vegetables and herbs for donation. “We’re very grateful to have received the grant and the irrigation has already helped us to plant fruit trees which will

help in our efforts towards providing much needed food relief to the local community,” he said. South East Water managing director Lara Olsen said “Food for Change is just one of the community groups in our region who is working hard to support our customers in the community. We want to help groups like this continue their great work and it’s even more important now due to the global pandemic. If your community group or charity is based in our service area, I encourage you to apply for a grant.” Applications close 5pm on 4 March. Go to to apply.