Business Placemaking Grants

The Business Placemaking Grants program has been created to support businesses in the Hunters Hill LGA following the impact of the COVID19 Pandemic. The program looks to support placemaking ideas with matched funding.

The Business Placemaking Grants program supports Council’s overall focus on a place making approach to the management, enhancement and revitalisation of villages and town centres in the Hunters Hill LGA.

This focus has been both outlined and defined in the Community Strategic Plan, and the Local Strategic Planning Statement.  A part of this approach is to assist local businesses to play their role in making our business centres successful destinations.

This program also responds to a desire to support local businesses following the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The Business Placemaking Grants program aims to support local businesses in making our village centres successful and vibrant destinations.

Principles

  • This is a non-recurrent grant program created in response to the impact that COVID19 has on businesses located in the Hunters Hill LGA.
  • The grant program will be made available to owners of businesses that contributes to our town centres and villages being vibrant and active destinations.
  • Grants are not intended to lead to a dependency on Council for ongoing funding.
  • Applications for funding are assessed against set criteria and there is no guarantee of approval.
  • Applications with matching funds will be prioritised.
  • Applications must be matched in funding by the applicant.

Objectives and Key Strategies

  • The objective of the Business Placemaking Grants Program is to support businesses who provide an activity or program that connects the community through activities, installations, events and pop-up spaces.
  • This program is only available for businesses based within the Hunters Hill Local Government Area and/or serve people living and working in the Hunters Hill Local Government Area.
  • Grant applications will be assessed by Council officers and a recommendation report will be brought to the May meeting of Council for review and approval.
  • Funds must be spent and acquitted with a report within 12 months.
  • Council will support the successful applicants of the grant funding to deliver the projects.
  • Hunter’s Hill Council must be recognised as a contributing partner in the project.

Criteria for Assessment

  • Applicants must be a physical business in Hunters Hill LGA
  • Projects should compliment at least one of Hunter’s Hill Council’s Community Strategic Plan objectives
  • Projects should look at improving the physical environment of the local area, and create a sense of belonging
  • Land owner consent for the project is mandatory requirement
  • Projects that are a collaborative community project are highly valued
  • Applicants who do not match the funding request with contribution will not be considered as highly as those that match.

Business Placemaking Grants program provides grants up to $2,500. The total amount of the grant program is $15,000.

Timeline

27 April: Grant applications opened. Communication in e-newsletter, printed communication, social media and direct communication to businesses.

14 May: Grant applications closed.

7 June: Assessment of applications and report prepared for Council Briefing

21 June: Report to Council

22 June: Grants announced.

For all enquiries, please contact people@huntershill.nsw.gov.au

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Hunter’s Hill Council

22 Alexandra Street, Hunters Hill NSW 2110
PO Box 21, Hunters Hill NSW 2110
Tel: (02) 9879 9400

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