Up to $20,000 is available for councils to improve retail management skills of local shopping precincts.
Streetlife is a Victorian Government initiative to provide targeted support to small businesses in local shopping precincts to assist them to better attract and retain customers.
Councils, business and trader groups and small shopfront businesses in local areas will work together to develop targeted projects to improve the competitiveness and economic outcomes of their local shopping precinct.
The Streetlife program will support local shopping precincts through business/trader associations and councils to:
- improve and develop core skills in retail management;
- increase productivity through better use of technology and innovative business practices;
- adjust to structural changes in the retail sector;
- build sustainable and competitive businesses within their local communities; and
- strengthen business and trader associations that support local small businesses to work together collaboratively to the benefit of the precinct.
Grants of up to a maximum of $20,000 on an 80:20 matched basis are available to councils.
Grants of up to a maximum of $5,000 are available to business/trader associations.
The level of funding offered is at the discretion of the Minister for Innovation, Services and Small Business and in some cases, may be lower than the requested amount.
Streetlife Council grants
Applications for Streetlife council grants must:
- demonstrate a high level of consultation with small business and associated stakeholders
- involve a partnership between local government, business/trader associations and small business;
- be committed to achieving outcomes for small business through working collaboratively;
- be financially viable and demonstrate an ability to meet 20% of total project costs, either financially or through in-kind support; and
- include a well planned proposal with clear and measurable project objectives and outcomes.
Applications made by a Victorian council must be signed by the Chief Executive Officer of council.
Streetlife Business/trader association grants
Applications for Streetlife business/trader association grants must:
- clearly outline the need for the project;
- include measurable project objectives; and
- demonstrate how the project will provide sustainable outcomes for the local business precinct.
Applications from a business/trader association must be signed by the association’s President or authorised senior officer.
Applications for the Victorian Coalition Government’s Streetlife program are now open with more funding available for trader associations. The Streetlife program will now be offered on an ongoing basis and will no longer have a fixed closing date.
|Recipient||Title of Project|
|Ararat Rural City Council||Raising the Standards|
|Bass Coast Shire Council||Revitalising Rural Retail|
|Baw Baw Shire Council||Revitalising Rural Retail (Warragul)|
|Baw Baw Shire Council||Revitalising Rural Retail (Yarragon)|
|Brimbank City Council||Retail Trilogy – Technology, Training and Tours|
|City of Boroondara||Creating a digital window into Boroondara’s retail offering|
|City of Greater Dandenong||Food Retailers Capacity Building Pilot|
|City of Monash||Clayton Cares Program|
|City of Monash||Strengthening Oakleigh Traders|
|City of Port Phillip||Vibrant Villages|
|East Gippsland Shire Council||Paynesville – Better for Business|
|Frankston City Council||Helping Heatherhill|
|Latrobe City Council||Latrobe City Shopping and Dining Guide|
|Loddon Shire Council||Ignite Your Business|
|Maroondah City Council||$pend Christmas at Home|
|Mitchell Shire Council||Revitalising Rural Retail|
|Moonee Valley City Council||Trader and Community Engagement Workshop Series|
|Moreland Shire Council||Back to Basics & Forward to the Future|
|Mornington Peninsula Shire||Core Skills Development & Mentoring Program|
|Pyrenees Shire Council||Revitalising Rural Retail|
|South Gippsland Shire Council||Revitalising Rural Retail|
|Surf Coast Shire||Revitalising Rural Retail (Lorne)|
|Surf Coast Shire||Revitalising Rural Retail (Torquay)|
|West Wimmera Shire Council||Revitalising Rural Retail (Edenhope)|
|West Wimmera Shire Council||Revitalising Rural Retail (Kaniva)|
|Whitehorse City Council||Box Hill Shop Improvement Program|
|Boort Tourism Group Incorporated||Boort Local Trader Association|
|Burwood Village Traders Association||Burwood Village Seeing the Way Forward!|
|Dimboola Business Association||Dimboola 2.0|
|Greek Precinct Association||Greek Precinct Mobile Website|
|Sale Business and Tourism Association||Development of SBTA web site|
|Smith Street Business Association||Where Hip Meets Heritage : Smith Street Traders in Retail Transformation|
|Sunshine Business Association|