Sydney Small Business Grants During Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The City of Sydney has announced a $2 million Small Business Grant program aimed to assist companies affected by CoronaVirus (COVID-19). 

The funds of up to $10,000 can be used to help the businesses adapt to new business models and expand their digital offering.

How can the Sydney Small Business Grant funds be used?

Operating model change

Costs associated with:

  • new packaging or other associated resources
  • purchasing or leasing equipment
  • promotional and marketing costs
  • investment in other capabilities or resources.

Online and e-commerce

Costs associated with:

  • e-commerce platforms (selling online and receiving payments)
  • online content development (web pages, mobile apps, audio and visual media)
  • digital marketing and promotion.

Training and professional development

Costs associated with:

  • mentoring and training in online and e-commerce activities
  • online learning courses and webinars
  • training courses, seminars, workshops, forums or conferences when in- person gatherings are permitted
  • in-house courses delivered by an external provider  when in-person gatherings are permitted.

Capital works

Costs associated with purchasing and installing new equipment and alterations to an existing building

Who can apply for the Sydney Small Business Grant?

For-profit organisations, including for-profit arts enterprises, located within our local government area employing between 1 and 19 full-time staff and have an annual turnover of less than $10 million.

In exceptional circumstances, applications will be considered from larger businesses in the hospitality and tourism sectors.

Sole traders may be eligible for the quick response grant, cultural sector resilience grant or the creative fellowships grant.

You’ll need to demonstrate:

  • You’re a for-profit organisation with an ABN.
  • You employ between 1 and 19 full time staff, with applications considered from larger businesses in the hospitality and tourism industries under exceptional circumstances.
  • Your organisation is located within our area
  • How the grant will help support your business.
  • The skills and capacity necessary to undertake the project.

How Can You Apply?

More information on the Sydney Small Business Grant during COVID-19 can be found on the official web page – Click here

Merge Marketing
Hospitality & Tourism Marketing
Merge service a range of clients including hotels, private islands, wedding venues, restaurants, catering and tourism bodies. Based on our experiences working with such a diverse portfolio of businesses, we have a strong understanding of the trends and forces shaping the hospitality and tourism industry.