The City of Perth has granted funds to nine locally based businesses to support private sector projects.
Local-based Perth businesses received $140000 in grants as part of the City’s economic development strategy dubbed the ‘Business Grants Matched Funding’ policy.
The Matched Funding Grants policy is a scheme aiming to ‘stimulate’ diverse inner city commerce by supporting local business ‘creativity’ and ‘pioneering entrepreneurial services’, according to the City of Perth.
Mayor Lisa Scaffidi said the City has granted just over $230000 to a range of businesses since the program began in 2009.
“We are pleased to recognise the innovation of these businesses and encourage more small businesses to make contact with the City of Perth to discuss ways we can work together moving forward,” Ms Scaffidi said.
Eight businesses received Matched Funding grants to assist with industry projects.
The grants include $18000 for co-working office space; $15000 for theatre refurbishment; $13000 to increase production capacity for Jean Pierre Sancho; and $13000 for a coffee shop.
Smaller sized grants include $7800 for an alfresco dining at the Bucket Café; and $7500 for patenting and copyright of a software application at cKy Media
An additional grant of $40000 was given to San Churro Northbridge to cover the costs of building works on the Northbridge Piazza.