Business improvement grants

Business improvement grants

Now open

To apply, contact the grants team on 02 9265 9333 or via email.

Business improvement grants

The business improvement grant program provides targeted support to improve precinct amenity and stimulate business activity. This grant provides matched funds for business operators or property owners to undertake visual improvements to their shopfronts and facades, or undertake acoustic audits for the purpose of live music programming.

Expected program outcomes

Projects can contribute to one or more of the following outcomes:

  • Improved, lively and attractive commercial precinct streetscapes.
  • Increased footfall and patronage for retail outlets.
  • Increased numbers of venues hosting live music and performance.

Please see the grants and sponsorship guidelines for expected program outcomes, assessment criteria, and eligibility. 

Funding available

  • Shopfront improvement: Matched grant up to $10,000.
  • Acoustic audits: Matched grant up to $5,000 for costs associated with acoustic audits to support venues seeking to offer live music and performance programming.

Key dates

Applications can be submitted any time throughout the financial year until funds are exhausted.

  • Applications should be submitted online at least 12 weeks prior to the activity taking place.
  • The activity should take place within 12 months of the approval date.


For more information about this program or how to apply, please contact: 

Grants team02 9265 9333

Last updated: Thursday, 26 May 2016