Ararat Rural City Kick-Start Grants for Aspiring Businesses in CBD

Ararat Rural City Council is thrilled to announce the launch of the Kick-Start Grants program, a golden opportunity for new businesses eyeing the bustling Ararat CBD. These grants, valued at $2500, aim to provide crucial financial support to businesses taking the step into a main street.

CEO Dr Tim Harrison stated “Here in Ararat we have a keen focus on fostering economic growth and vitality in the Ararat CBD, the council is eager to attract and support new businesses that will contribute to the region’s vibrancy. The strategic location of the CBD, serving as a primary thoroughfare for tourists en route to Pomonal and the Grampians, makes it an ideal spot for new ventures”.

“We believe in the potential of our CBD to be a thriving hub for both locals and visitors. The Kick-Start Grants are designed to encourage and facilitate the establishment of new businesses, enhancing our region’s offerings and boosting foot traffic,” said Dr Harrison.

The grants are available until the end of the financial year, offering a limited-time opportunity for aspiring entrepreneurs. Interested applicants can access the form on the Ararat Rural City Council website at then searching for “Kick-Start Grants.”

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