Business Improvement Grant / BIG Ideas Program

Gilgandra Shire Council (GSC) invites local businesses to make an application for funding through the BIG Ideas Program.

Read our recent media release on the program here. 

About the program

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 $).

Terms & Conditions

Please download and review the attached Terms & Conditions(PDF, 628KB) before making your application. 

You must contact Council's Marketing & Communications Team before submitting your application, at which point you will be provided a project plan and budget template. 

Applications close 9am Monday, 3 May 2021.

Please note, all projects must be completed and acquitted by 30 June 2022.

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BIG Ideas Application

Reminder - it is a requirement that you contact Council's Marketing and Communications team before you apply. Once you contact Council, you will be provided a project plan and budget template to assist with your application.\

To assist with your application, download the project plan and budget template(XLSX, 50KB).

Follow this link to complete your application. Please note it that once the application has been completed and successfully submitted, your screen will display a thank you message. If you do not get a thank you message displayed please check for red errors or contact Council's Marketing & Communications team to assist with submitting your application.