Assistance for Morwell
Published: 05 March 2014
Access to grants, expert advice and low interest concessional loans are among initiatives available to people affected by the ongoing fire at the Hazelwood open cut mine in Morwell.
Thinking Regional and Rural online tool
Published: 25 February 2014
Regional Development Victoria has launched an online resource to help Victorian Public Service (VPS) staff assess the impact of policy and legislation on regional and rural Victoria.
DSDBI excels at the 2014 ANZSOG Awards
Published: 24 February 2014
One of Trans-Tasman public administration honours was recently awarded to DSDBI Assistant Director – Invest Assist, John Panozzo.
Featured grants & assistance
The Hamer Scholarships Program
Status: Open for Applications
The Scholarships Program offers Victorians the opportunity for intensive language study and cultural immersion at select universities and institutions in China, Indonesia, Japan or Korea.
Driving Business Innovation
Status: The Call for Proposal - SME application stage is now open
The program supports Victorian small to medium enterprises (SMEs) to develop new products and services for government customers.
Manufacturing Productivity Networks
Status: Round 4, Open for applications
Grants are available on a competitive basis to assist networks to undertake projects that will improve the productivity and competitiveness of Victorian manufacturing firms.
Business guidanceA workshop run by the Small Business Victoria’s Small Business Workshops and Seminars program called Building Your Online Strategy has helped Linda Tassone, look at how to use online tools to support and enhance her bookshop Jeffrey’s Books.
'From simple brand awareness initiatives to delivering the type of service our customers want, there was a lot to take away from the workshop', said Linda.
Recognising Tourism Excellence
Melbourne Zoo was the overall winner of the 2013 RACV Victorian Tourism Awards. Supported by the Department, the awards promote excellence and innovation. Find out about the winners and placegetters.