The City of Melbourne is offering grants of up to $25,000 to businesses that create employment for disadvantaged people. These include people who are indigenous, disabled, homeless, former refugees, and long-term unemployed.
The pilot program is called Social Enterprise and Micro Business Grants. Applications for the grants are accepted under four categories: social enterprise start-up, social enterprise expansion, micro business owner / operator start-up, and micro business owner / operator expansion.
The applications open on February 13 and close on March 13 with notifications sent out in June. Eligible applicants must have an Australian Business Number and be located or committed to locate within the City of Melbourne.
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