Cessnock City Council is supporting local business through the annual Economic Development Grants and Sponsorships Program awarding $111,600 to support local business and stimulate economic growth.
The program offers funding to Advance Cessnock City Partners, this includes business chambers, tourism bodies, training providers and community organisations. Council has approved funding for seven applications.
Cessnock Chamber of Commerce, Kurri Kurri Towns with Heart and the Hunter Region Business HUB will benefit from this years’ program. This crucial funding is being invested into vital initiatives including small business training, business service awards and Kurri Kurri Visitor Centre.
Sponsorship has also been granted for Cessnock STOMP Festival and Kurri Kurri Nostalgia Festival and for the town coordinators in both Cessnock and Kurri Kurri. Council’s Economic Development Manager, Tony Chadwick said the local business community is highly engaged and proactive, making Council’s decision to support business programs and initiatives an easy one.
“As a community we need to be collaborating and working together to recover from what has been an incredibly difficult period. These projects will have flow on affects to our entire business community.”
“I’d also like to use this as a reminder for people to continue to participate in our Support Local campaign and shop locally. Your support really does have a huge impact on our operators.”
For more information on support available for local business and resources visit Advance Cessnock City.