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)