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How To Navigate Your Way Through Council Grants and Resources

with Jodie Calwell

How to navigate your way through a range of resources, tools and information to support all types of local businesses in Manningham. Resources are available across a variety of categories and are designed to support businesses that may be starting out as well as those businesses that are well established.

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How to Navigate Your Way Through Council Grants and Resources



We are acutely aware of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and the impact this may have on your ability to make payments at this time.

If you are experiencing genuine financial hardship as a result of COVID-19 you can apply for a special payment arrangement with us for:

  •       Rates
  •       Animal registration renewal
  •       Business permits
  •       CFA/MFB works
  •       Infringement
  •       New animal registration

The Manningham Business Grants Program has been developed to assist businesses to make improvements and acquire new skills to be competitive in a COVID-19 online environment. The objectives of the Manningham Business Grants Program are to support:

  • social and economic sustainability
  • businesses to grow and prosper
  • local procurement and facilitating connections
  • creating business and employment opportunities
  • industry development

The Manningham Business website provides information on support to help your business.

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Jodie Calwell

Jodie has had a long and successful career supporting small business in the state of Victoria. She holds a Master of Business Administration from the Australian Institute of Business, a Cert1V in Training and Assessment and has business mentoring accreditation.

Jodie’s background lies mainly with membership organisations, firstly working with business owners in the floristry industry to provide support and training to help maximise opportunities for small business owners.

She also worked for the Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry specialising in a work place relations program across a range of industries.

Jodie is currently employed by Manningham Council as a Business Liaison Officer working with business and the events and grants team to deliver small business support.

Jodie is also a volunteer Director at Service Skills Victoria, is a former IRC Member at Skills IQ and has been a guest speaker many times over the years at Box Hill Institute of Tafe, Holmesglen Tafe, Melbourne Polytechnic and the Gordon Institute and has been an industry representative on a panel to judge Apprentice of the Year (Floristry) for Box Hill Institute of Tafe many times.

Jodie had two years at Tesselaar Flowers running a warehouse operation in West Melbourne. She was also responsible during this time for budgeting, sourcing and executing large scale installations at the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show. Jodie in the past has also been a guest steward and judge at the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show.

Contact details:

Manningham Council
0417 126 440



Manningham Business Network and the Victorian State Government have come together to Engage, Reinvigorate and Collaborate with Local Business to build COVID-19 resilience. Enabling them to restart, recover and reinvigorate their Business.