Applications for round two of Yarra Council’s Precinct Recovery Grants are now open, paving the way for an even more vibrant and thriving post-COVID economy.
The program provides individual grants of up to $20,000 to eligible groups of Yarra businesses – or businesses and community members – to deliver projects that activate, promote and enhance our vibrant and much-loved precincts.
Yarra Mayor Cr Gabrielle de Vietri said that round one of the grant program had been a huge success, with nine projects funded across Yarra’s bustling precincts.
“We’ve seen some absolutely fantastic initiatives by our local traders, including a Japanese food festival in Fitzroy, and a beer trail across Collingwood.”
“Our funding has also supported creative initiatives and localised marketing campaigns to get people engaged and excited about what their neighbourhood has to offer,” Cr de Vietri said.
The grants program has a total funding pool of $160,000, and initial applications close on Friday 5 February 2021 at 5pm. After a round of informal interviews, successful applicants will be invited to submit a full application and proposal.
“It’s so important we support our businesses and precincts through Yarra’s revitalisation, especially when it can be done in such creative and innovative ways,” Cr de Vietri said.
There are some projects that aren’t eligible for this round of funding – read the guidelines for all the details about how to apply and eligibility criteria.
Applications are now open via SmartyGrants.