City Shows its Support for Small Business

12/10/2018 12:00 a.m.

​The City of Kwinana is giving a total of $50,000 towards local businesses in Medina, Parmelia, Calista and Orelia to assist with improvements to their business as part of the City’s Local Commercial Activity Centre Improvement Grant Funding.

The applications for funding open on Monday, 15 October 2018 and runs until Friday, 23 November 2018. The aim of the grant funding is to support local business, particularly in the City’s older commercial centers who over the past few years haven’t received as much investment as some of the City’s newer areas.
 
Mayor Carol Adams said the City recognised that newer buildings, facilities and amenities have been invested in, so the Local Commercial Activity Centre Improvement Grants aim to ensure that the City’s more established areas aren’t forgotten and the City is able to invest back into these commercial centers as well. 
 
“The City will provide up to $3,000 per business, to enable business owners in more established areas to invest back into commercial centers through the Local Commercial Activity Centre Improvement Grants. We hope the Local Businesses in these areas will make the most of this opportunity,” she said.
 
“The grants are now in their second year and the City provided over $38,000 in support last year to a number of worthy recipients who used the grant money to undertake a range of activities that aimed to improve the aesthetics of the areas or support employment opportunities.”
 
“Local businesses can apply for support to go towards a range of initiatives, with the City previously having supported such projects as removing security screens and installing roller shutters, improving signage and new walkway or alfresco areas,” Mayor Adams said.
 
The City, along with member for Kwinana, Roger Cook MLA, are also supporting local businesses by hosting a lunch with Minister for Small Business, Paul Papalia at 12.30pm on Friday, 9 November 2018.
 
For more information and to apply for the Local Commercial Activity Centre Improvement Grant Funding visit www.kwinana.wa.gov.au. To rsvp to attend the ministers lunch email kwinana@mp.wa.gov.au. ​
Page reviewed: 12 Oct 2018 4:26pm