Village business grants

Village business grants

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Village business grants

The village business grant provides funds for initiatives and projects that revitalise and enhance local commercial and retail precincts, build capacity in business operators, strengthen local business networks, and enhance diversity, precinct brand and the local area's character.

Through initiatives that encourage and stimulate local business and economic activity, the program will help build strong and sustainable local economies and create employment opportunities in local areas.

To be eligible to apply, applicants must be a not-for-profit organisation that demonstrates either: 

  • strong representation of, engagement with and participation in the local business community in their precinct, or
  • strong support for, and commitment from, business in a precinct or industry sector. 

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

Funding available 

Up to $80,000 can be applied for across the following projects and activities per year: consumer facing marketing initiatives, business capacity building and activities that leverage events. Within the $80,000, applicants can apply for a maximum of $50,000 for project management/administration costs to implement activities from 1 or more of 3 categories. 


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

Grants team02 9265 9333

Key dates

Grant round Applications open Applications close Project timeframe
Round 1 27 January 2016 5pm 7 March 2016 1 July 2016–30 June 2017
Round 2 1 August 2016 5pm 5 September 2016 1 January 2017–31 December 2017

Last updated: Wednesday, 9 March 2016