City businesses have been quick to take up the opportunity of grants to help them to overcome the economic downturn brought on by COVID-19 pandemic restrictions.
The City is offering eligible businesses up to $5000 each to develop ways to improve and sustain custom.
The grants are part of an overall Bounce Back package – launched in February – which also offers free parking in City-owned standard bays every night, from 6pm, and fast-tracked alfresco dining permits.
Lord Mayor Basil Zempilas said a wide range of businesses had applied for, and received, the grants - and there was still more money available.
“We’ve had a few small bars, a boutique construction firm, a tour business and many others – it’s been great to see the diversity of businesses in the City and to know that we are able to help them during this difficult time,” Lord Mayor Zempilas said.
Applicants must address aligned project outcomes and provide supporting documentation.
The Lord Mayor said many of the businesses were applying for grants to improve their online marketing presence.
“Interestingly, not everyone is asking for the maximum amount available and, to me, that indicates that these businesses are applying with well-considered projects.”
The Bounce Back grants are open until June 30, or until funding is exhausted, and approved projects must be in place by the end of the year.
Other business grants are available through the City’s Grants and Sponsorship program – the first rounds of which for this calendar year open on 1 April.
Those businesses to receive grants so far are:
- Oh Hey WA;
- Kamile Gallery;
- The Heritage Wine Bar;
- Goody Two’s;
- Confident Speakers Academy;
- Etrusca Constructions;
- Innovation Masterminds Pty Ltd;
- Scullface Pty Ltd;
- DW&J Pty Ltd;
- Tesla Holdings Pty Ltd.
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