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City of Sydney Grants


To help small businesses keep afloat through and after the Covid-19 pandemic, we’ve released $2 million worth of extra funding. Full Government page: click here: https://www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/community/grants-and-sponsorships/business-grants/small-business-grants

Who can apply

For-profit organisations, including for-profit arts enterprises, located within our local government area employing between 1 and 19 full-time staff and have an annual turnover of less than $10 million.

In exceptional circumstances, applications will be considered from larger businesses in the hospitality and tourism sectors.

What the funds can be used for

Operating model change

Costs associated with:

  • new packaging or other associated resources
  • purchasing or leasing equipment
  • promotional and marketing costs
  • investment in other capabilities or resources.

Online and e-commerce

Costs associated with:

  • e-commerce platforms (selling online and receiving payments)
  • online content development (web pages, mobile apps, audio and visual media)
  • digital marketing and promotion.

Training and professional development

Costs associated with:

  • mentoring and training in online and e-commerce activities
  • online learning courses and webinars
  • training courses, seminars, workshops, forums or conferences when in- person gatherings are permitted
  • in-house courses delivered by an external provider  when in-person gatherings are permitted.

How much you can apply for


What you’ll need to demonstrate

  • You’re a for-profit organisation with an ABN.
  • You employ between 1 and 19 full time staff, with applications considered from larger businesses in the hospitality and tourism industries under exceptional circumstances.
  • Your organisation is located within our area
  • How the grant will help support your business.
  • The skills and capacity necessary to undertake the project.

How to apply



  • Applications close: 5pm, 27 April 2020
  • Council meeting: 18 May 2020
  • Funds released from: 1 June 2020

Start a project

Suite 41, 89 Jones St, Ultimo NSW 2007