Up to $20,000 is available for councils to improve retail management skills of local shopping precincts.

Streetlife

About

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.

 

Objectives

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.

 

Funding

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.

 

Eligible Applicants

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.

 

Timing

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.

 

Previous Recipients

22 local Councils and 10 Business and Trader Associations will be offered grants for a total of 36 projects under Round Two of the Victorian Coalition Government’s $6 million Streetlife program.
RecipientTitle of Project

Amount ($)

Ararat Rural City CouncilRaising the Standards

8,290

Bass Coast Shire CouncilRevitalising Rural Retail

20,000

Baw Baw Shire CouncilRevitalising Rural Retail (Warragul)

20,000

Baw Baw Shire CouncilRevitalising Rural Retail (Yarragon)

20,000

Brimbank City CouncilRetail Trilogy – Technology, Training and Tours

20,000

City of BoroondaraCreating a digital window into Boroondara’s retail offering

19,200

City of Greater DandenongFood Retailers Capacity Building Pilot

20,000

City of MonashClayton Cares Program

19,200

City of MonashStrengthening Oakleigh Traders

19,500

City of Port PhillipVibrant Villages

20,000

East Gippsland Shire CouncilPaynesville – Better for Business

20,000

Frankston City CouncilHelping Heatherhill

20,000

Latrobe City CouncilLatrobe City Shopping and Dining Guide

20,000

Loddon Shire CouncilIgnite Your Business

20,000

Maroondah City Council$pend Christmas at Home

20,000

Mitchell Shire CouncilRevitalising Rural Retail

20,000

Moonee Valley City CouncilTrader and Community Engagement Workshop Series

11,800

Moreland Shire CouncilBack to Basics & Forward to the Future

20,000

Mornington Peninsula ShireCore Skills Development & Mentoring Program

17,000

Pyrenees Shire CouncilRevitalising Rural Retail

20,000

South Gippsland Shire CouncilRevitalising Rural Retail

20,000

Surf Coast ShireRevitalising Rural Retail (Lorne)

20,000

Surf Coast ShireRevitalising Rural Retail (Torquay)

20,000

West Wimmera Shire CouncilRevitalising Rural Retail (Edenhope)

20,000

West Wimmera Shire CouncilRevitalising Rural Retail (Kaniva)

20,000

Whitehorse City CouncilBox Hill Shop Improvement Program

20,000

Boort Tourism Group IncorporatedBoort Local Trader Association

5,000

Burwood Village Traders AssociationBurwood Village Seeing the Way Forward!

5,000

Dimboola Business AssociationDimboola 2.0

1,000

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Greek Precinct AssociationGreek Precinct Mobile Website

5,000

Sale Business and Tourism AssociationDevelopment of SBTA web site

5,000

Smith Street Business  AssociationWhere Hip Meets Heritage : Smith Street Traders in Retail Transformation

5,000

Sunshine Business Association