Great news for organisations whose businesses have been hit by the COVID-19 restrictions.
At last night's City of Sydney meeting, we approved $6.75 million worth of grants for our small businesses, artists and creatives and community organisations. Forced closures and restricted trading conditions have really hurt our local business community. Our cultural sector has been especially damaged, many haven't been able to apply for JobKeeper, to pay their staff and honour existing contracts.
We're now working to get this funding distributed as quickly as possible.
As the COVID-19 lockdown begin to ease, it's critical our organisations not only open but are setup for success.