Grants for businesses

We know the vital role of businesses in our community, and we're here to help you succeed. Explore the diverse Business Grants we have available to stimulate innovation, support local enterprises, go green and contribute to the economic vibrancy of our city. Whether you're a startup or an established business, there's a grant to suit your goals and aspirations.

Grants offered

Placemaking Grant

OPEN until funding exhausted.

Up to $7,500*

The Placemaking Grant program aims to support the creation and delivery of projects in public spaces across the city. These include initiatives that improve how we feel and use our public spaces and how we can enhance the way they look, work and feel, and also how we celebrate our heritage. The program gives the community the opportunity to make their City a place where people love to be through placemaking projects of all sizes and shapes.

Grants of up to $7,500 will be available for community organisations and businesses with an ABN.
Grants of up to $1,000 will be available for individuals or informal groups without an ABN.

Business Activation Grant

CLOSED

Up to $1,000

The Business Activation Grant program aims to support local businesses and venues to activate their space, in alignment with select large-scale Council events delivered across the year. It encourages businesses to work with performers and creative practitioners to deliver a critical mass of activity around significant events.

Creative Industry Grant

CLOSED

Up to $5,000

The Creative Industry Grant program aims to support creative practitioners of all disciplines to grow their practice and deliver projects that contribute to PAE’s vision for a strong, creative, impactful and sustainable arts ecology. 

This grant program is currently under review.

Events Grant

OPEN until funding exhausted.

Up to $15,000*

The Events Grant program aims to help create a community that is inclusive, cohesive, creative and prosperous through the support of a program of accessible and diverse community events and festivals across the City.

Neighbourhood Events - up to $1,000
Community Events - up to $7,500
Regional Events - up to $15,000

Green Business Incentive Scheme

CLOSED

Up to $10,000

The Green Business Incentive Scheme aims to provide financial incentives to small-medium enterprises (SMEs) in the city to invest in:

  • renewable energy, energy efficiency and sustainable transport technologies and measures that help reduce the city’s greenhouse gas emissions
  • on-site plantings and water-efficient irrigation systems that help reduce urban heat and increase our city’s tree canopy
  • waste management and circular economy initiatives
  • other innovative proposals that align with aim of the scheme

This grant program is currently under review.

Heritage Grant

OPEN until funding exhausted.

Up to $3,000

The Heritage Grant program aims to encourage owners of Local Heritage Places and Representative Buildings to maintain, conserve or restore places of local significance.

Significant and Regulated Trees Assistance Scheme

CLOSED

Up to $1,000

The Significant and Regulated Trees Assistance Scheme aims to encourage the retention and protection of large trees in our neighbourhoods by helping landowners with tree maintenance costs on their properties. 

This grant program is currently under review.

How to apply

We provide an online application tool called SmartyGrants to help you prepare and submit your application. If you're a new user, you will need to start by registering a new account. Once registered and logged in you’ll be redirected to the "Before you begin" page where you can start your application.

Applicants can only apply online when funding rounds are open. Support or access to computers and the internet can be provided if required.