By Dylan J. Stone
November is Small Business Month in New South Wales and the NSW Government is offering grants of up to $5000 to eligible applicants to hold events during that month aimed at directly benefitting and supporting the business community.
State Minister for Small Business, Eleni Petinos, says, “small business owners and operators have highlighted the value of networking, sharing ideas and information.
At this important time, it is critical they have access to the latest information, trends and advice for their businesses.”
Eligible events will be those that directly benefit and support the small business community, which means events that can include exhibitions, networking and seminars, workshops, tradeshows, and other events which allow the states’ small business owners can successfully connect.
If you’re interested in applying, here is the criteria:
-A chamber of commerce, industry association or not-for-profit organisation based in NSW or with a presence/members in NSW, or alternatively be a NSW local council which is collaborating with at least one other eligible organisation, which may be a chamber of commerce, industry association or not-for-profit organisation based in NSW or has a presence/members in NSW.
-Be a legal entity that can enter into a funding agreement with the NSW Government,
-Have a business identification number (for example, Australian Business Number (ABN)Hold an event/s with a small business focus, in NSW or online (targeting NSW small businesses) between 1 to 30 November 2022.
Locally, not-for-profit organisations, or incorporated community associations, both in Broken Hill and in other towns across the Far West, can apply for this funding opportunity.
According to Ms Petinos, the eligibility criteria will ensure the Government can support, “small businesses throughout the State to help grow the economy and secure a brighter future for NSW families”.
Applications close at 5pm AEST on August 5, and community groups are urged to either directly apply for funding, or partner with an eligible organisation to apply for funding.