Frankston City Council has awarded $60,000 to accelerate the growth of five local businesses through its 2017 Small Business Grants Program. Collectively, this year’s five grant recipients are expected to generate up to 148 new jobs within Frankston City. The Program, now in its fifth year, has contributed a total of $300,000 towards supporting 25 local businesses. Most grant recipients have gone on to prosper, with collective employment generation expected to reach over 400 during the next 12-18 months, equating to a one per cent increase in the number of jobs in Frankston City.
Frankston City Council welcomes the recent Victorian Government announcement awarding Carrum Downs business, A Touch of Glass, a grant of over $1 million through the Local Industries Fund for Transition (LIFT). Council has worked closely with the Victorian Government to heavily promote LIFT and other programs to its business community. This has resulted in four local businesses receiving around $2 million in funding through the program.
Applications are now open for seed funding to host an event in Frankston City in the 2017-2018 financial year, as part of the city’s Tourism Event Attraction Program. The 2016-2017 program’s Seaside Street Food Festival and the Christmas Twilight Markets on Wells Street already has the over 35,000 local residents and visitors wanting more. And we’re delivering, with Feast at Frankston Waterfront serving up delicious Asian inspired cuisine from 3 to 5 March and the Formula 18 and Viper Catamarans State Titles set to hit the foreshore over Labour Day weekend, 11 to 13 March.