Business Grants

Whitehorse News - July 2021

68 local businesses have been successful in receiving a grant through the second round of the Whitehorse Recovery Grants Package-Business.

These grants assist local businesses in overcoming the hardships of COVID-19. Across two rounds, Council has supported 349 businesses through this program.

The grants had two streams – Innovation and Support. Innovation grants could be used for substantial innovative projects while Support Grants could be used to assist businesses on the road to recovery from COVID-19.

Precious Plastic Melbourne received a grant through the Innovation Stream. Precious Plastic Melbourne has been  helping local organisations produce functional products using recycled materials since 2018.

Founders Piers and Kayla Mossuto were inspired to help Australians reduce their environmental impact after the success of their business Crema Joe, the first reusable coffee pod brand in Australia.

The company is focused on finding ways to recycle traditionally hard to recycle plastics.

This grant will allow them to continue their important work by funding research and development of 100 percent recycled plastic filament for 3D printers, which will allow people to recycle their prints.

Sheesh Homemade, a boutique specialising in tailored skirts made from vintage fabrics, received a grant through the Support Stream. Founder Suzie Lambert is highly appreciative of the program, which has helped her develop a strong visual marketing approach for her business.

Whitehorse Councillor Tina Liu congratulated all successful recipients. “It is so important that Council supports our small and medium size business through this pandemic as they are the backbone of our
community. If you have an idea that needs some funding, I encourage you to submit an application in the upcoming grant round,” Cr Liu said.

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