Belmont Business Innovation Grants

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Reopening or recovering from the impact of COVID 19 will require many local businesses to make changes to the services and products they offer.

The City of Belmont want to help with the launch of the new COVID 19 Belmont Business Innovation Grant. We have made it easier than ever for local businesses to apply and receive a grant for up to $2000*.

To get started just tell us how you plan to adapt or innovate your current business activities.


Reopening or recovering from the impact of COVID 19 will require many local businesses to make changes to the services and products they offer.

The City of Belmont want to help with the launch of the new COVID 19 Belmont Business Innovation Grant. We have made it easier than ever for local businesses to apply and receive a grant for up to $2000*.

To get started just tell us how you plan to adapt or innovate your current business activities.

  • Project Eligibility Criteria

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    27 May 2020

    Examples of the types of items that will be funded are below (this list is not exhaustive). Expenditure must directly relate to a new project and only costs incurred after the grant agreement date will be funded.


    Eligible Ineligible
    • Development or enhancement of a product, process or practice
    • Leasing, purchasing or developing IT hardware/software necessary for the project
    • Website development for the project
    • Consultant costs, e.g. market research, design consultants
    • Capital costs directly associated with the project
    • The production cost of promotional materials including brochures, video presentations, advertising and translation
    • The cost of modifying a product/ service or its packaging in order to tailor it to the export requirements of an overseas market
    • Product samples, trade fair and exhibition costs
    • Costs associated with product/service protection including intellectual property rights, patents and trademarks
    • Projects that have previously received BBIG funding
    • Projects that duplicate existing products/services/practices in the City of Belmont
    • Reimbursement for expenditure incurred prior to the grant approval date
    • Any costs not directly related to the innovation
    • Items eligible for funding through other Government initiatives
    • Core operating expenses e.g. ongoing lease costs, maintenance, salaries
    • Projects that can only be sustained through ongoing funding
    • Staff wages, rent and utility costs


    For more information about the Belmont Business Innovation Grant, please download the guidelines here.