Business District Improvement Grants

The Business Improvement District (BID) grant program 2017 - 2018 is now closed, for future funding opportunities please subscribe to our Business Bulletin for updates.

The BID grants:

  • Promote destination marketing and other opportunities to increase trade and business opportunities.
  • Strengthen business districts through improved public realm initiatives.
  • Increase the viability of business districts through the development of innovative business practices.
  • Promote and strengthen business groups that have a shared and common economic interest.
  • Applications must demonstrate how the project will deliver one or more of the above objectives.

Dates to remember

Grant program opens

Monday 22 May at 9am

Information Session – RSVP essential

Thursday 25 May at 9am-10am or 4pm-5pm

Thursday 22 June 9am-10am or 4pm-5pm

Grant program closes

Friday 7 July at 5pm


Information sessions

Join us for a discussion at Council offices on how the BID grant program works, what we fund and how applications are submitted.

RSVP essential, please email business@maribyrnong.vic,

Program guidelines and Application Forms can be downloaded below. 

Pre-application meeting

Contact the Economic Development team to organise a pre-application meeting prior submitting an application. Pre-application meetings are mandatory.

Economic Development team contact details: or (03) 9688 0200  

In person: Maribyrnong City Council, Cnr Hyde & Napier Streets, Footscray

In writing: PO Box 58, Footscray Vic 3011

More information

Download and read the Business Improvement District Grants Guidelines 2017(PDF, 724KB)

Download the Business Improvement District Grants Application 2017(PDF, 486KB)