Moonee Valley COVID-19 Recovery Grants Program

Moonee Valley
COVID-19 Recovery Grants Program

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted all aspects of our community life and will require a collective effort to adapt and recover.

Council plays an important role in the support of local community groups and businesses within our municipality. We have committed to ensuring the health, safety and vitality of our community, and to support the community to adapt, respond and recover.

The COVID-19 Recovery Grants Program has been introduced as part of our response to the pandemic situation, to help support the community through these unprecedented times.

The new program will open on Wednesday 29 April 2020 and continue until June 30 2021, or until all funding has been expended.

There is a brief overview of the new program below, but the full details within our new guidelines are now available for you to download on our website.

If you have any questions or queries, please contact the Community Grants Officer on 9243 1664 or at

Learn more about COVID-19 Recovery Grants

COVID-19 Recovery Grants

The priorities of the new COVID-19 Recovery Grants are providing the immediate support our community needs to help us through this time, while planning for our recovery together.

These grant will open on Wednesday, 29 April, and will be an ongoing round. That is, there will be no closing dates for applications while funding is available. This is to ensure that we can be responsive in this time, and we are working towards an assessment turnaround time of 2-3 weeks from submission.

How to apply
Applications will still be available through SmartyGrants. Access the form at any time from our website after Wednesday, 29 April.

Who is eligible to apply
Grants are open to community groups and not-for-profit organisations that are incorporated or supported by an auspice, local businesses (with less than 50 FTE employees) sole traders, social enterprises, and traders associations based and operating in Moonee Valley. See the guidelines for the full list of eligibility criteria.

How much can be applied for
Grant limits range from up to $5,000 to up to $20,000 – depending on the stream that is being applied for.

Please contact us to discuss any specific project ideas, eligibility requirements or to provide feedback on the program. We will be continually reviewing this program and welcome community input.

Grant Writing Online Workshop
We’re taking our Grant Writing Workshops online! Keep an eye on our website as we will be adding new dates.

The first Grant Writing Online Workshop will be:
Date: Tuesday 5th May
Time: 1pm – 4pm
Register for the online workshop here

Make sure you provide an email address that you can access easily so that we can send you the link to the online Zoom workshop. If you haven’t used Zoom before, we highly recommend creating a free account prior to the workshop.

Contact us

 Moonee Valley City Council | 9243 1664 |

Moonee Valley City Council business updates – Economic Development E-connect Newsletter

On a local level Mark Errichiello has been involved with the local traders of Essendon for several years and is the current Chairman of the Essendon North Village Traders Association representing over 165 traders in the community that are all experiencing tough times at present and what we will all face together that is still to come. Now more than ever it is important to shop and support local, despite COVID19, many local businesses have adapted to take away and online remote shopping for products and services. Love your local village now is a phrase with more significance so that once we make it through to the other side of this, our greatly loved and appreciated local businesses and traders that make our great local community culture are still there for us all to enjoy and support.

Moonee Valley City Council business updates. Our E-connect Newsletter aims to provide business support and continuity through the global COVID-19 pandemic.

Subscribe here to receive our E-connect newsletter and Business Alerts

What you will receive:

E-connect newsletter. Currently distributed weekly (during COVID-19 State of Emergency) support and advice to business in easily navigable links, includes useful business information such as webinars, business grants, and tips and tools to help your business. Business Updates timely, brief update emails on important changes or information as they arise.

The Moonee Valley Council have already been hosting weekly webinars to keep in touch and assist local businesses keep informed and aware of subsidies that are now available to them via government.

• Outline of the Current Stimulus Packages available

• Effect on different business structures

• How to access the Packages

• Sole Traders – what’s available for you

• Casual Workers – what’s available for you

• Working from home

• Think outside the box

Stay tuned with the MVCC for more information on grant applications available to local business owners to receive COVID19 support funding in addition to available state and federal business grants and subsidies.

For more information about other support from Council during this difficult time please see the MVCC COVID-19 Business support webpage. The business community can make direct contact with the Economic Development team via or 9243 8866 to seek further support or information.

City of Moonee Valley E-Connect Registration

Warm regards

Julie Stevens
Business Development Officer
Phone 9243 1038 | Email


Essendon North Village Traders Association Chairman
Mark Errichiello

The information in this news post was provided by Moonee Valley City Council

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