Grants of up to $1000 are available to businesses within the City of Kwinana, with the current round open until 29 October.
Cuevas Food House received a Local Commercial Support Grant in March to install permanent outdoor signage that improves the outlet’s visibility on Pace Road.
Wellard supplier Ampers Creative Design was engaged to complete the works, as a key focus of the grant program is to encourage local businesses to work together while also supporting the local economy.
The food house serves fish and chips, Filipino fare and baked goods in Medina and will mark its first year of service on 18 September.
Bertram Curry House was also a previous recipient and used its grant to upgrade the website to take online orders directly.
Mayor Carol Adams said the City of Kwinana recognised Local Commercial Centres played a vital role in both the local economy and the residents’ quality of life.
Twenty grants were issued by the City in March.
“The grant program was developed to encourage continued investment in the Kwinana Commercial Centres,” Mayor Adams said.
Grant funds will be allocated on a competitive basis via an Expression of Interest (EOI) process with priority given to applications that engage with other local Kwinana businesses to carry out the works.
The grants take the form of a reimbursement for specified types of expenses related to upgrading local businesses.
Funds can be used for a range of projects including security features, external improvements, and the development of websites with e-commerce functions.
For full details of the Expression of Interest, visit Business grants and funding