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2022 Workshops and Events

Online and face-to-face events are available to businesses in 2022. To find out what is being delivered in partnership and by Council please visit our Events Calendar on the Knoxbiz website.

Please remember to book online early to avoid missing out on the new topics provided in 2022.


Energy Efficient Communities (EEC) Program now open

Eligible small and medium businesses in Food and Beverage Manufacturing can now apply for grants between $10,000 and $25,000 for projects that improve energy efficiency. Grants will be paid upfront with no co-contribution required.

Grants will be awarded to eligible applicants on a first come, first served basis.

Further details and application information can be found at this link.


List your recycled products on the Buy Recycled Directory

Does your business make or sell products containing recycled materials for infrastructure, building, landscaping or parks projects?

Sustainability Victoria is looking for new products to list on our updated Buy Recycled Directory for local government. By listing on this directory, you can showcase your products to hundreds of council officers across 79 local government areas. Since launching in July 2020, almost 100 suppliers have added their products and the site has had more than 11,000 visits.

To list your product:

For more information, email 

Are you eligible for a wage subsidy for your staff?

Through the $250 million Jobs Victoria Fund, wage subsidies of up to $20,000 are available to hire new staff or increase hours for current workers.

More businesses and employees are now eligible for the subsidy following recent updates to the guidelines.

For more details visit this link to Jobs Victoria.

Improving Sustainable Packaging

The Entrepreneurs' Programme has developed a Sustainable Packaging Project that aims at providing business with access to industry networks, expert resources and up to $20,000 (matched) grant funding to progress your business goals and increase your capability to meet the Sustainable Packaging Guidelines.

The project also offers up to 12 months direct individual business assistance, along with collective, peer group knowledge and skill development activities.

The Entrepreneurs’ Programme provides quality advice and support to assist businesses to innovate and grow. See this link for futher details. 

Expression of Interest (EOI), are due by 18 Feb, 2022, visit the link to eventbrite to register. 

Boronia Facade Upgrade Grants

Applications for the second round of the Boronia Facade Upgrade Grants are still open, there is a small amount of funding left. 

The Boronia Façade Upgrade Grant program is aimed at businesses in Boronia to contribute to upgrading and improving shopfronts. As part of this Program, Round 2 of the Business Facade Upgrade Grant will be made available to Boronia businesses.

If you're interested in applying for a grant visit this link for futher details & application. 

For further assistance, please contact Economic Development via email: or call 9298 8000.