2019/20 Business Improvement District Grants Announced

Published on 19 August 2019

BID grant 2019

Council’s Enterprise Maribyrnong Special Committee recently awarded funding through the annual Business Improvement District (BID) grant program for projects across our city’s business districts.  The program supports projects which raise the profile of our key business districts – helping to attract visitors and investment, grow jobs, and strengthen our local economy.

The successful projects for the 2019/20 funding round are:

Footscray Traders Association (FTA)

The FTA project addresses the State Government’s plastic bag ban for all retailers (from November 2019) through an education campaign for local businesses who are likely to be impacted by the ban, and providing reusable bamboo fibre tote bags for customers.

Yarraville Traders Association (YTA)

The YTA’s project will deliver community events in the village to celebrate Halloween, Christmas and Easter. The YTA will also create three mini-movies showcasing the Village's best dining and shopping experiences, to be screened at the Sun Theatre.

Seddon Village Traders Association (SVTA)

The SVTA will deliver Christmas and Easter events along with a destination cookbook involving all the different food businesses in Seddon.

West Footscray Traders Association WFTA)

The WFTA will produce a series of short videos profiling Barkly Village traders. These will be screened at the West Footscray Festival of Lights and local Christmas carols.

Cakes and Vases, Chicreative, Casa di Tutti, Annette of Melbourne, Uniform Black

Five Seddon traders will work together to launch a ‘Seddon Weddings Collective’ group profiling and promoting wedding event suppliers in the inner west. The project involves a social media campaign and an Open House day to increase trade.

Lay Low Bar, Luxe Butters, The Exercise Room, Rocco’s Deli, The Brotherhood Yiros and Grill

Creating a campaign to promote the shopping experiences along Buckley Street this innovative group of businesses will deliver online marketing and promotions enabling visitors to access local discounts.

For further information about Council’s BID grant program, contact Council’s Economic Development team at business@maribyrnong.vic.gov.au or call (03) 9688 0200.

Word from the Mayor, Cr Martin Zakharov

Since they began in 2016, our BID grants have facilitated some excellent projects right across the City which have helped to enrich our local business precincts, driving visitation and business. I'm excited to see this year’s grants going towards some very worthy recipients and look forward to seeing their projects rolled out in our City over the coming months.