Special Business Rates

City of Newcastle will harness the power of competition to better support the promotion, beautification and development of the special business rate precincts.

Businesses, not-for-profit organisations and community groups are invited to apply for around $900,000 in funding as part of a program designed to attract more people into the City's business areas.

Funding of up to $500,000 for a single project or event in the Newcastle CBD is possible under the new program, with smaller grants of up to $15,000 available for events or projects that are staged in Hamilton, Wallsend and New Lambton. 

Funding will be provided through an Expression of Interest process for projects or events in or surrounding the City Cente, Hamilton, Wallsend and New Lambton.
2019 Expressions of Interest – Contestable Funding
Open 9am Wednesday 17 July 2019
Close 5pm Friday 9 August 2019
Apply now for  2019 SBR Expression of Interest.  Please refer to the   guidelines (pdf) for more information.