The Business Improvement Grant is just one of the ways that the City of Sydney is helping businesses grow. The grant provides targeted support to improve precinct amenity and stimulate business activity by way of matched funds to business owners and property owners.

The funds can be directed towards visual improvements to shop fronts and facades, or to undertake acoustic audits for live music venues. Shopfront improvement grants of $10,000 matched funds and acoustic audit grants of $5,000 for venues seeking to offer live music and performance are available.

The focus of the expected project outcomes are: improved, lively and attractive commercial precinct streetscapes; increased footfall and patronage for retail outlets; and increased numbers of venues hosting live music and performance

Applications are accepted all year, but should be submitted online 12 weeks prior to the activity taking place. The activity can be expected to take place within 12 months of the approval date.

If you think you are eligible for a business improvement grant, or would like more information about business grants, email the grants team at or give them a call on 92659333.

Don’t waste this opportunity to spruce up your business and stimulate community growth.

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