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It’s time to announce your 2019 Small Business Sparks grant recipients!

The grant program aims to help local small businesses deliver innovative solutions that will benefit the local economy and wider community.

Applications for the grant were open earlier this year, and we are pleased to announce that the following local businesses were successful in their application for the associated projects:

Business Location Projects

Overhear Coffee And Food

Toorak Road, Camberwell

Mural and arcade upgrade, including installation of skylight and safety upgrades.

The FoodStore Café

Auburn Road, Hawthorn

Façade improvements including café signage, installation of seating furniture, dog area and bike racks.

Red Moon Contemporary Art Glass Gallery (pictured above)

Canterbury Road, Canterbury

Advertising and social media campaign.

Melbourne Collaborative Alliance 

Camberwell Road, Hawthorn East

Customer Data Management and Automation software tools.

Kula Yoga

Auburn Road, Hawthorn

Software purchase, installation of four glass panels and purchase of 48 specialised yoga blankets.

Big Tiny House Co


Development of two dollhouses based on Boroondara architecture including heritage features.

Dr Louisa Hoey

High Street, Kew

Positive psychology and mental health promotion program for girls aged 8-11 years.

Aussie Aths Pty Ltd

Toorak Road, Glen Iris

Digital and traditional marketing campaign.

IGA Ashburton

High Street, Ashburton

Purchase of equipment to streamline production.


Glen Iris

Purchase of equipment to streamline production.


Edgecombe Street, Kew

Purchase of a sample range of children's swimwear designed and made in Australia.

Diet Solutions

Glen Iris Road, Glen Iris

Establish an online platform service providing high quality dietary information to those who are unable to attend a practice.

For more information about the grant visit the Small Business Sparks grant page  or call 9278 4879.