Business grants and sponsorship
The City of Perth has created a comprehensive program of business grants and sponsorships which provide targeted funding to further enhance the City's reputation for business excellence and leverage Perth's competitive advantages.
Small Business Grants
The City of Perth recognises that small business makes a huge contribution to the vibrancy and energy of the city therefore we look to encourage our small businesses to thrive by seeking out new opportunities and developing initiatives to grow. To that end, the city offers grants to small businesses located within the City of Perth Local Government Area that can address key criteria set out in the Small Business Grant Guidelines.
- Small Business Grant (up to $5,000)
- Event Support Grant (up to $2,000)
- Interested applicants should refer to the Small Business Grant Guidelines to determine their eligibility, assessment criteria and information on how to apply.
- Small Business Grants are open from 1 July 2018 until the budget is fully allocated.
Business Improvement Grant
The Business Improvement Grants Program aims to stimulate and encourage diverse inner city commerce by supporting new and established local businesses to improve precinct amenity, stimulate business activity and provide direct benefits to Perth’s community.
Interested applicants should refer to the Business Improvement Grant Guidelines to determine their eligibility, assessment criteria and information on how to apply.
Applications are now closed for 2018/19. Applications for 2019/20 open Tuesday, April 16.
Business Event Sponsorship
Business Event Sponsorships assist business event organisers in staging their events within the City of Perth boundaries and ensure delegates can experience all that Perth has to offer. The City welcomes proposals for conferences, conventions, exhibitions and awards ceremonies that that can address key criteria.
Interested applicants should refer to the Business Event Sponsorship Guidelines to determine their eligibility, assessment criteria and information on how to apply.
Program Opening date Closing date For events occuring Round 1 21 May 2019 4pm AWST, 18 June 2019 Between 1 November 2019 and 30 June 2020 Round 2 10 September 2019 4pm AWST, 8 October 2019 Between 1 March 2020 and 31 October 2020 Round 3 21 January 2020 4pm AWST, 18 February 2020 Between 1 July 2020 and 29 February 2021
Industry Sector Development Sponsorship
The City of Perth is committed to supporting the growth and development of established or emerging key industry sectors that represent strategic importance to the City of Perth’s economy.
The City not only supports the industry sectors that form the pillar of the local economy such as resources and energy, tourism, retail and hospitality, property development and professional services, but has extended its support for emerging industry sectors such as innovation and technology, agribusiness, international education, health sciences and medical research. Through the Industry / Sector Development Sponsorship Program, the City of Perth will help encourage and present professional development opportunities including examples of best practice, training programs, networking events, guest lectures and thought leadership exchanges, skills and training development programs, various business incubation or acceleration programs and similar initiatives.
Interested applicants should refer to the Industry / Sector Development Sponsorship Guidelines to determine their eligibility, assessment criteria and information on how to apply.