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Applications for the Smart City Business Grants #1 have now closed. For enquiries relating to your application, please speak Council's Economic Development Team on 9707 9755 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have been approved or have applied for any other Canterbury Bankstown City Council grant, in response to the Covid-19 crisis, you are not eligible to apply for this grant.
We recognise that sales, attraction of customers, and cash flow management will be a pressing issue for small businesses in the coming weeks and months, as people practice social distancing and some businesses having to suspend operation. In order to deliver additional direct support to businesses, Council has allocated a total pool of $250,000 which will be distributed as grants to assist businesses to develop and/or improve their e-commerce capabilities and online marketing. These Smart City Smart Business Grants are being made available through a streamlined application process and will offer dollar for dollar funding up to a maximum of $2,000, to businesses with a turnover below $5M. Activities supported will include developing an online market place, social media marketing, and website development.
Can: up to $2,000 on a dollar for dollar basis for activities undertaken by your business to develop and/or improve your e-commerce capabilities and online marketing. This could include, but will not be limited to:
Cannot: activities it does not support include, but will not be limited to:
Applications must be made by completing the form below.
You must attach a third-party quote/s for the activity or project.
You must attach a copy of your most recent Annual Profit and Loss, and Balance Sheet statements.
Applications are limited to one per company. Where different companies apply but have the same owner/s, director/s, shareholder/s, partner/s or associates, applications will be limited to just one of those companies.
Dollar for dollar funding means the grant will provide you with 50% of the invoiced cost. For example, if your e-commerce capabilities and/or online marketing is quoted at $1,500 the grant will cover $750. The grant is capped at $2,000. You would pay for the full cost of the activity yourself first, and then you would submit evidence of payment and evidence that you have completed the activity to Council. Following this, Council will reimburse you.
Grant payments of up to $2,000 (dollar for dollar), that is aligned to a previously agreed approval, will be processed within 14 days on production of a receipt showing payment against agreed activities has already been made.
To discuss your proposed activity or if require assistance with your application, please speak Council's Economic Development Team on
9707 9755 or email
email@example.com before you submit you application.