Village business partnership grants

Village partnerships

The village business partnerships grants program is an economic initiative to drive development in village precincts throughout the City of Sydney. Residential areas have been characterised as a diverse ‘City of Villages’ surrounding the city centre. These village precincts are a key contributor to the City’s renowned liveability, with each possessing its own distinctive character based on its physical, social and cultural attributes and assets. They also contribute to attracting workers and business investment, which strengthens the City’s economy.

Sustainable Sydney 2030 seeks to develop and support local economies and employment to recognise the role played by robust local economies in the regional and global economy. 

Through the program the City provides funds for initiatives that seek to revitalise and enhance local commercial and retail precincts for the benefit of residents and visitors. By helping to encourage and stimulate local business and economic activity, the program will contribute to building strong local economies, creating and sustaining employment opportunities and developing and retaining local retail, commercial and professional services.

Applications of up to $80,000 are considered for this program. 

This program is administered twice a year. First round applications open 1 February and close on 20 March each year.

Round 2 applications open on 1 August and close on 20 September each year.

General policy eligibility and exclusions apply

How to apply

All applications are assessed against the grant criteria and in accordance with the City's grants and sponsorships policy, available for download below.

Applicants should speak with the Business Precinct Officer before applying. 


For more information about this program, please contact:

The Grants Team
02 9265 9333

Last updated: Friday, 1 August 2014