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Night Time Economy Diversification Grants Scheme


The Night Time Economy Diversification Grant Scheme aims to support the growth of the City’s night time econo­my and to diversify the City’s current night time offering to encompass more than the traditional industries of food and beverage service and retailing, as well as entertain­ment. Council wants to incentivise businesses and community groups to provide unique night-time experiences.

Grant categories

There are five categories of grants that make up the Night Time Economy Diversification Grants Scheme. In 2019/2020, each category has an available funding pool of $10,000.

These grants include:

Grant Category Types of projects that could be funded
Grant 1 - Live music
  • Capital improvements to support live music performances
  • Acoustic reports or studies
  • Seed funding for musicians
Grant 2 - Small and pop-up bars
  • Development application or licensing costs
  • Marketing and promotion
Grant 3 - Arts, culture and performance
  • Seed funding for performers, materials etc
  • Space hire
  • Development application costs
Grant 4 - Retail and services
  • Staff costs associated with extended trading hours
  • Additional services or offerings in a retail environment
  • Development application costs
Grant 5 - Local centres
  • Any project that meets that criteria of grants 1 through 4, but is outside of
    Parramatta CBD

Applications for 2019/2020 have closed. An announcement on the 2020/2021 Grant Round will be made shortly.