Business Support Programs Discover Council's programs and workshop series to help your small business. Starting and Growing a Business Council is committed to helping local businesses thrive. Chambers and Industry Bodies The Southern Downs is home to two Chambers of Commerce and other business associations. Southern Downs Grants Hub Visit the Grants Hub to get information on Council and other bodies' funding programs. Filming on the Southern Downs Our film-friendly region offers a diverse range of easily accessible locations and Council support. Why leave town card Sign up your business today!