Business financial support
All levels of government are here to support you through these challenging times. Please see below for details on what grants and relief measures are available to support your business.
Woollahra Municipal Council has embedded multiple plans, projects, programs and services that support the growth and development of our local businesses. As always, we encourage you to shop local and support your neighbourhood businesses.
Our Placemaking Grants program is about supporting business to enhance the experience of visitors to our shopping and commercial areas and contribute to them being vital public destinations. Placemaking Grants provide funding of up to $7,500.
These include but are not limited to projects and activities which complement our own services and identified priorities in the areas of community focused economic development. Examples may include:
- Public art projects
- Promotion of shopping and commercial areas
- Rejuvenation of shop fronts
- Footpath displays, trading and dining
- Activating vacant shop fronts
- Footpath theatre - musical/theatrical
For the latest news and updates on support packages for businesses affected by COVID-19 and lockdowns, visit the Small Business Commissioner website.
Business Concierge service
The Business Concierge service is a trusted source of information and personalised, ongoing support for businesses impacted by COVID-19. If you need advice on financial support that is available to your business, please visit Service NSW.
You or your business could be eligible for Australian Government COVID-19 financial assistance. Current business support initiatives are detailed below:
Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment
Financial support for individuals who can’t earn an income due to self-isolation, quarantine, or where they are caring for someone with COVID-19.
This program provides support to people interested in starting their own business or who need help to refocus an existing small business including various self-employment services such as advice, coaching and training. To participate in this program, contact your local Self-Employment Assistance provider to discuss your eligibility and options.
The COVID-19 Aged Care Support Program Extension
This program provides aged care providers with reimbursement of eligible expenses due to COVID-19.