Online Marketing with a Covid-19 Small Business Grant

About Covid-19 Small Business Grants

It’s never been more important for small businesses to be found online

It’s fair to say we’re in very unique times. The Covid-19 pandemic has created a lot of uncertainty, and it’s moving fast. It has created challenging times for our local businesses around the City of Melbourne, and we need to do what we can as a community to support local businesses in our area.

Fortunately, the City of Melbourne have recently announced Quick Response Business Grants, providing much needed relief for small businesses. As a web design company based in Docklands, this grant has been very welcome – and we want to help other businesses take advantage of this where they can.

Find out how we can help you access digital marketing grants for your business

Grow Your Business with a Covid-19 online marketing Assistance Grant

Keeping Your Business Exposed to Ideal Customers through High Quality Websites

We understand for a lot of small businesses, these changes are unfamiliar territory. A lot of our businesses have had to close doors, send staff home, and reduce the number of customers we can physically see.

However, even in these uncertain times, this actually creates an unique opportunity for small businesses in the City of Melbourne. With self-isolation and mandatory work from home across most sectors, online searches for businesses are now higher than ever. 

When people search for your business online, you want to make it as easy as possible for them to find and do business with you. That’s where high quality websites can really help. When done properly, your website should attract new leads, and convert your ideal customers into sales.

If your business doesn’t have a website (or it’s in need of a renovation), now is the perfect time. Even after the Covid-19 pandemic is over, the move to doing business online will still remain high, and the traction your business makes now will help set it up for continued growth in the future.

How to Make Use of a Covid-19 Small Business Grant

Accessing the Online and e-Commerce Grants for Your Business Website

Thanks to the City of Melbourne, now is the perfect time to boost your digital presence, and help you to keep doing business with your customers. Better yet, with the grant payout of up to $5,000 for Online and e-Commerce purposes, you can help expand your client reach without hurting the bottom line for your business.


What’s Included in the Quick Response Online and e-Commerce Grant?

If your business chooses to take advantage of the Online and e-Commerce grant option, then you may be eligible for up to $5,000 to contribute towards costs for online activities.

To assist your business with making the most of this grant, we can help you apply and supply a quote for services of:

  • Building a new website, or online store.
  • Or renovating an existing website to be more effective and functional.
  • Creating effective content management for your web pages.
  • Teaching you how to best manage, optimise and continue to grow your digital presence.

Use this window of opportunity to take advantage of this grant and position your business in front of people who are now looking for you digitally.

Grant funding is limited to $5 million. So if you’re looking to take advantage of this, you’ll need to get your application in quick. Smart Cookies Digital can help assess your online needs and easily guide you through the application process.

Why should I choose to build a website using my Covid-19 grant?

Think of your website as a digital version of your existing bricks-and-mortar business. It’s a way that people can continue to find out about your business, what you offer, and how they can interact with you.

Even if your business provides a physical service; having an online presence via a website allows customers to find you, understand what you offer, and book your services with minimal fuss. The easier you make it for clients to do business with you, the more likely they’ll transact.

You want your website to showcase your business in the highest possible standards. It’s purpose is to be crystal clear in its purpose, fully functional and responsive, easy to navigate, and easy to transact (or contact you).

You also want a website that is optimised to be found by Google. Otherwise, it’s just a billboard in the desert – no one’s going to see it. Done in the right way, the content and structure of your website shows Google what your business is about and why it should rank you over your competitors.

We have a combined 20 years experience in creating functional, high-quality websites that convert.

How to Make Use of a Covid-19 Small Business Grant

Is my small business eligible for covid 19 online and e-commerce grant?

To be eligible for the City of Melbourne Online and eCommerce grant, your business must meet the following criteria:

  • Hold an Australian Business Number (ABN)
  • Employ less than 50 full time staff members
  • Be located in the City of Melbourne
  • Able to demonstrate how this grant will help support your business from the impact of COVID 19

Which suburbs are included in the City of Melbourne?

The City of Melbourne encompasses a broad range of suburbs including:

  • Melbourne
  • Docklands
  • South Wharf
  • South Bank
  • South Yarra
  • Port Melbourne
  • Flemington
  • Kensington
  • Parkville
  • Carlton
  • North Melbourne

We work with you to assess your individual business requirements

What else can you use your small business online grant for?

The aim of increasing your online presence is to allow you to easily adapt to market changes, and to keep putting your business in front of your ideal customers. You want to keep your website up-to-date and relevant, so it can both reach and convert more people.

Your website is the core foundation for your online business. And you want to support your business for continued growth by looking at one or more of the following options:

  • Content management
  • Website management
  • Ongoing SEO (search engine optimisation)

The Online and eCommerce grant for small businesses covers these features, and if you decide this is a good way to support your business, we will assist you in the grant application process.

Why choose Smart Cookies Digital?

What’s better than 1 award winning web designer?

4 award winning web designers

Smart Cookies Digital was formed by 4 award-winning web designers from a digital agency in Melbourne and a digital agency in Adelaide. With the same goal and passion for helping businesses succeed online, our team joined forces to help create ethical and reliable digital services to businesses across Victoria and South Australia.

Together, we have well over 20 years experience in creating high quality and functional websites, search engine optimization services, digital marketing and content creation.

We take the time to get to know you and your business. We will take you through a no-obligation consultation so we can see how we can best help your business transition (or expand) your online reach.

Ready to Apply for your City of Melbourne Online Grant?

We know how much small businesses are hurting right now, and we would be privileged to be able to help you where we can to get your business up-and-running as quickly as possible online.

This grant will only be open for a limited time, and for limited funding. So if you’re thinking of taking advantage of this offer, then we recommend to act on this now and submit your application before the grant ends.

Each business is unique, so we want to best understand you and what your business goals are before supplying a quote to submit for your grant.

With self-isolation now mandatory in Victoria, since we can’t meet face-to-face, please use let us know your details below and we’ll book in phone or video call with you.

Contact Us

Like to find out more about how you can access the covid-19 eCommerce and online marketing grant? We’d love to hear from you!

Please fill out the form below, or contact Calem Koek directly on:

0412 320 118