Community and Economic Resilience Package

City of Newcastle has developed a comprehensive community and economic support package designed to help locals through the unprecedented effects of COVID-19. 

The package will initially see $5.5 million invested and includes interest free payment plans for rates, rent reductions on council-owned buildings, free online training packages, and community grants programs to support our vulnerable and emerging at-risk community members.

How can we support you?

With the rapidly changing nature of the COVID-19 crisis, our mission is to pursue agile programs and opportunities that will support our community’s well-being. Through the implementation of innovative support programs and financial resilience measures, our focus is on sustaining the community through this initial phase.

Lean in Newy - Get Involved

Encouraging the community to get involved and in return be rewarded by local businesses

Free training for small businesses

Supporting small business to undertake professional development training and accreditation

Support Initiatives

Innovative support programs, community grants and financial resilience measures.

City Taskforce - Industry Representation

Bring together the City’s key businesses to develop place-based solutions to support the recovery of the City

Community Funding and Support

Funding for existing service providers to cope with increased urgency and demand and links to local service providers

Expanded Online Library Services

Providing even more assets to the FREE e-library and access to online training with Lynda courses and tutoring support with Studiosity

Additional Support Programs and Information

Information on Community Relief and Assistance in Newcastle, Support for Industry and Small Business, and NSW State and Federal Government support programs.