Grants of up to $1000 are now available to businesses within the City of Kwinana, with eligibility expanded to include home-based businesses as well as those with a physical retail outlet.
At the 23 March Ordinary Council Meeting, Council unanimously supported modifications to the Local Commercial Support Grants Policy.
The current funding round is open until 5pm Wednesday, 27 April.
The City has a large number of home-based businesses and is looking at ways to support this growing sector, Mayor Carol Adams said.
“The City is encouraging home-based businesses to increase their website presence and e-commerce capacity through the grant,” Mayor Adams said.
“It is hoped the grant will open local businesses up to new markets and make it even easier for people to find the goods and services they need locally," Mayor Carol Adams.
“The changes also allow for all businesses to take part in training to ensure they remain robust in the current economic climate,” she said.
Businesses with a retail outlet within the City are eligible to apply for upgrading signage, improvements to the street amenity, installing security features, strengthening their online presence and other projects that meet the funding criteria.
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.
For full details of the EOI, visit the business grants and funding page.