Business Improvement Grant / BIG Ideas Program

Gilgandra Shire Council (GSC) invites local businesses to make an application for funding through the BIG Ideas Program. Applications for our BIG Ideas program are opening early 2021. Stay tuned for application dates!

The Business Improvement Grant (BIG Ideas) Program has been established in order to assist with economic development opportunities and investment in businesses in the Gilgandra Region. Funding will be provided to property owners and authorised tenants for infrastructure or initiatives that support the improvement of local businesses.

The BIG Ideas Program has the following objectives:

  1. Business growth To support the growth of business in the Gilgandra Region by encouraging new investment, and greater employment opportunities.
  2. Sustainable economy To encourage business innovation and enhance the diversity of the Gilgandra Region’s retail mix.
  3. Premise and precinct activation To support private sector initiatives that complement Council’s and the Gilgandra Region’s activation and revitalisation projects, including Gilgandra’s Activation Blueprint.
  4. Investment promotion To promote the Gilgandra Region as an attractive place to work, live and invest.

Grants will be considered in one competitive funding round, for business improvement projects or initiatives.

The total pool of funding available for 2020/21 is $50,000.

There are two funding categories:

Stream 1: Up to $5,000 (ex GST) - Non-matched funding.

Stream 2: Up to $10,000 (ex GST) - Matched funding ($ for $).