Horsham Rural City Council COVID Support Grants Program – Stronger Business

Date/Deadline: 31 Mar, 2021

Horsham Rural City Council is offering grants for individuals, businesses and community organisations to help prepare, respond and build resilience to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Restrictions have had significant economic impact on local arts, events, recreation, hospitality, tourism, retail and community groups.

This grants program is open until March 2021 (or until funding is fully allocated) and will provide support to affected people and groups located in the Horsham municipality through one of the the following streams:

STRONGER BUSINESS

Objective: Business assistance grants program to support innovation, operational improvements, marketing strategies, and business growth in response to the challenges of COVID-19.

Business Type: Hospitality, Retail, Tourism, Services, etc.

Applicant funding limit: $1000 to $5000

Total allocation for funding stream: $84,000

Example of what may be funded:

• Skills development
• Business mentoring
• Improved on-line presence
• Infrastructure/equipment upgrades
• Improved financial recording
• Business planning
• Marketing plans/strategies

Supporting documentation required:

Quotations or cost estimates for expenditure items greater than $1,000

Assessment criteria:

– Your business has been negatively impacted as a result of COVID-19
• Your project will lead to business improvements
• Use of local contractors

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