Business grants and funding

The City offers grants and rebates applicable to local business as well as promoting and sharing information about grants from external organisations and government agencies. 

City of Kwinana grants and rebates

Local Commercial Support Grant

Two rounds of the Commercial Support Grant are released each year. Applications for the current round close on Monday, 5pm 2 May 2022.

The City of Kwinana recognises that local businesses play an important role in the quality of life of the community. Local businesses increase the vitality of our City and are an important source of employment for local residents. The purpose of this grant is to encourage business owners to invest in making improvements to their business and to engage other local business and services to carry out this work.

The grant funds will be allocated on a competitive basis via an Expression of Interest (EOI) process. The grants will take the form of reimbursement (to a maximum of $1,000) for specified types of expenses for example physical upgrades, security features, strengthening online presence and professional development. Disbursement of grant funding will occur on receipt of final paid invoice.

The following local businesses are eligible to apply for funding:

Retail Business Application

A shop, local shop, liquor store, health studio, eating house, fish shop, tavern, showroom or trade display as defined by Local Planning Scheme No.2. Essentially this means businesses that have a retail trade component and are located in the City of Kwinana.

Retail Business Expression of Interest form 

Homebased Business Application

A business that is operated from the dwelling/private residence of the business owner within the City of Kwinana.

Homebased Business Expression of Interest form 

To apply, review the eligibility requirements and complete the relevant Expression of Interest form, accompanied by one quote and (if applying as a homebased business) proof of address.

For more information or to discuss your proposal contact 9439 0241

Submit your application to invest@kwinana.wa.gov.au by Monday, 5pm 2 May 2022.

CCTV $50 Rebate

In a WA first, the City of Kwinana has partnered with WA Police to provide $50 rebates when local businesses and residents register existing functioning CCTV systems with Cam-Map WA.

The platform allows businesses and home owners to self-register the location of their CCTV system onto a secure database which is operated by the Western Australian Police Force. The knowledge obtained from knowing the locations of installed CCTV systems will support WA Police in investigations and ultimately enhance public safety within the community. Police will contact the resident or business owner for footage should an incident occur. To check eligibility and to register, visit CCTV Registration Rebates

External business funding opportunities 

Alfresco support package 

Small businesses in the hospitality sector may be eligible for up to $5,000 reimbursement of eligible costs associated with creating and expanding an alfresco area to meet the requirements of public health and social measures.

Eligibility criteria include:

  • Have an annual turnover of more than $50,000.
  • Have a valid and active Australian Business Number (ABN).
  • Have an Australia-wide payroll of less than $4 million.
  • Operate in the food and beverage industry.
  • Have a local government approved alfresco plan.

Applications will be managed by the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries. Eligible businesses can register their interest for this grant.

COVID-19 Government Grants 

The Small Business Development Corporation is managing a series of grants announced by the WA Government to assist small businesses who have experienced financial impacts due to COVID-19. There are a number of grants available on their website, including:

Small Business Hardship Grants

As part of the WA Government’s Level 2 COVID-19 Business Assistance Package, tiered grants are being offered to eligible businesses that can demonstrate a 50 per cent decrease in business turnover for any two-week period between 1 January and 30 April 2022, compared to an equivalent period in 2021. Payments will be based on the number of full time equivalent (FTE) employees of the business.  Applications are now open until 30 June 2022.

Tenant Rent Relief Scheme

As part of the WA Government’s Level 1 COVID-19 Business Assistance Package, grants of $3,000 are being offered to eligible small businesses tenant that can demonstrate a 30 per cent decrease in business turnover for any four-week period between 1 January and 30 April 2022, compared to an equivalent period in 2021. Applications are now open until 30 June 2022.

More information can be accessed via the dedicated COVID-19 Government Grants page.

Additional Funding Sources 

The following organisations and government agencies offer grants and funding to select businesses that meet certain criteria.

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