Grants & Incentives

"West Wimmera: A great place to start"

Attractive investment incentives are available to businesses seeking to start up or expand in our region. The West Wimmera Shire Council welcomes and encourages investment and growth in the region, to boost the economic activity and increase the population base. To complement expansions through the region, the Shire is offering a number of attractive incentives, aimed at strengthening existing industry and supporting new industry.

West Wimmera offers competitive business operational costs, has an abundance of available land and along with leading education facilities and affordable housing, provides an unrivalled lifestyle in an idyllic and diverse environment.


Nola McFarlane
Manager Business and Community Development
Phone: 03 5392 7700

Other grant and sponsorship opportunities

A range of government departments and organisations offer grant funding and sponsorship for businesses. The list below highlights some of these to help you get started.

An Australian monthly newsletter providing details on all the available business grants (money to build your business), scholarships and professional industry awards.

Grants and Assistance Finder
The Grants and Assistance Finder helps you locate the grants and assistance programs most relevant to your business for free. You can search through a wide variety of grants in many categories, including developing your business, innovation and education.

Grants Link
An interactive tool to find and determine your eligibility for funding, grants, and education and training programs. Although a range of Local, State and Commonwealth Government programs are offered, it is not an exhaustive list of all business assistance programs offered. Further details regarding eligibility of a particular program or grant can be obtained from the contacts listed.

Grow Me the Money
A free program that focuses on correcting over-consumption of resources like electricity and water, and reducing waste. It has been designed around the needs of small-to-medium business, but any business can join. The program is open to all Victorian businesses interested in reducing resource consumption and improving environmental sustainability. Contact VECCI on 1800 309 650 FREE.

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