The City of Sydney and NSW Government are offering $4.3 million in new grants to help businesses, cultural organisations, community groups and the entertainment industry breathe life back into the city centre.
The new grants will boost the city centre economy, support businesses and create jobs across the vital summer period and into 2021.
On signing the $20 million Al Fresco City agreement, Lord Mayor Clover Moore said the City and State Government initiative will help revive the economy, draw more people into the city and give much-need funding to a range of businesses and community groups.
“We need to allow and encourage businesses to operate outdoors, and we need to support our creative and cultural life to activate and draw people back to our city, safely. We want to ensure our city businesses survive in the short term and create new opportunities for them to thrive in the long term,” Lord Mayor Clover Moore said.
“These grants will help facilitate safe cultural and live music performances and help businesses and venues to reopen and operate in the post-pandemic economy.
“I encourage anyone who works in the city – from businesses and retailers, to hospitality and community services – to consider applying for a grant to help kick-start their operations, re-engage staff and bring people back into our city.”
Prospective applicants can join a public webinar on Thursday 12 November to