Business support grants

Business support grants

We’re committed to supporting a diverse Sydney at night to create an environment where later opening hours and more non-alcohol related activities attract people of all ages.

Our night-time diversification and live music and performance grants will assist businesses to enhance the experience of shoppers, increase turnover and create vibrant and safe areas with more activity and entertainment offerings.

Supporting local business at night

The business support grant program fosters strong and sustainable local economies by supporting initiatives that stimulate business and economic activity.

These grants will match the cash investment of businesses, property owners and non-profit organisations to build activities and night-time offerings. This includes innovative customer engagement in retail precincts and increased live entertainment venues and programming. 

Expected program outcomes

  • Diverse business offerings and programming at night.
  • Increased quantity and quality of live music and performance programming.
  • Improved acoustic performance and suitability of live music and performance venues.

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

Interested applicants are strongly encouraged to contact us to discuss their project. 

Funding available

  • Night-time diversification – matched grant up to $30,000 for 1 or 2 years for programming at night (6pm to 6am) to encourage increased variety of offerings in commercial precincts.
  • Live music and performance – matched grant up to $30,000 for venue improvements to grow and enhance the quality and quantity of programming.


Grants team02 9265 9333

Last updated: Monday, 13 November 2017