City of Sydney announces $2million in grants for small businesses

- April 9, 2020 < 1 MIN READ

To help small businesses keep afloat through and after the COVID-19 pandemic, City of Sydney council has released an additional $2 million funding for its small business grants program.

The grants are available to local small businesses including for-profit arts enterprises that employ between 1-19 full-time staff. Sole traders may be eligible for the quick response grantcultural sector resilience grant  or the creative fellowships grant.

The grants can be used for the following purposes:

Operating model change

Costs associated with:

new packaging or other associated resources

purchasing or leasing equipment

promotional and marketing costs

investment in other capabilities or resources.

Online and e-commerce

Costs associated with:

e-commerce platforms (selling online and receiving payments)

online content development (web pages, mobile apps, audio and visual media)

digital marketing and promotion.

Training and professional development

Costs associated with:

mentoring and training in online and e-commerce activities

online learning courses and webinars

training courses, seminars, workshops, forums or conferences when in-person gatherings are permitted

in-house courses delivered by an external provider when in-person gatherings are permitted.

Capital works

Costs associated with purchasing and installing new equipment and alterations to an existing building

You can apply for up to $10,000.

How to apply

You can read the guidelines and complete the online application  by 5pm, Monday 27 April 2020.

Apply now 

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