Council invests in grants to support business

Published on 10 March 2022

Businesses in the Campbelltown and Ingleburn CBDs can soon apply for up to $2,000 to help them embellish their shop fronts and outdoor facades as part of the Street Appeal Grant Program.

The program will support up to 40 businesses to enhance their shop front, increase their kerb appeal and attract more customers.

The program also aims to improve the aesthetics and vibrancy of town centres to enhance the experiences of customers and visitors to the region.

 “Small businesses are the backbone of our community but have experienced a challenging couple of years during the pandemic,” Mayor George Greiss said.

“Offering this investment is one way we can work alongside our business community to support the aspirations of small business owners and help them attract more customers while improving the local economy,” Cr Greiss said.

The first Street Appeal Grant Program held in Campbelltown last year, successfully facilitated 20 local businesses in the Queen Street precinct to upgrade their shop fronts.

Seta’s Café owner Seta Berbari used the grant to upgrade the signage out the front of her café.

“The new neon sign makes the café name stand out and is more stylish. I have loved all of the compliments I have received from my customers,” she said.

“I am grateful for the grant, with increasing prices and the cost of everything, it helped me achieve what I wanted to do.”

Interested businesses can register to attend an information session on 30 March to help guide them through the application process.

Eligible works include:

  • Painting
  • Signage improvements
  • Window upgrades
  • Lighting that improves appearance or security
  • Removal of existing cladding
  • Upgrades to alfresco furniture and planter boxes
  • Upgrades to appearance of existing awning
  • External merchandise and business promotion proposals
  • Outdoor dining proposals
  • Repair works
  • Security enhancements

Grant applications open on 1 April and will close on 30 May.

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