Special Business Rates (SBR) are collected for the promotion, beautification and development of the precincts of City Centre/Darby Street, Hamilton, Mayfield, New Lambton and Wallsend.
Current Funding Opportunity - City Centre/Darby Street
Expressions of Interest (EOI) are being sought for projects aimed at the promotion, beautification and development of the City Centre / Darby Street precinct. Categories of focus are industry / business development, place activation / events, beautification / infrastructure development and promotion. Public information sessions will be held on Tuesday 28 July and Thursday 30 July.
Find out more:
Public information sessions will be held on Tuesday 28 July and Thursday 30 July. Please ensure you register for an event if you are planning to attend.
How to apply:
Submissions to be made through CN's online grants platform (SmartyGrants).
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have further enquiries.
SBR funding for the suburban precincts of Hamilton / New Lambton / Wallsend has recently been completed.
In 2019, 15 events and promotions shared in more than $820,000 in funding. In June 2020, CN convened an Ideas Exchange to share learnings and recommendations from the successful funding recipients. A brief synopsis of each successful project is available at the following (PDF).
As a result of the Ideas Exchange, updates have been made to the 2020 SBR Guidelines.