Mon. May 27th, 2024

Two businesses will get a helping hand with new initiatives, thanks to the latest round of Gunnedah Shire Council’s Business Partner Program.

Council this week approved two applications recommended by the Business Partner Program Advisory Group: $7000 for the Campervan and Motorhome Club of Australia towards drainage and works at the CMCA RV Park; and $3000 for Li’l Achievers Early Learning Centre towards renovations to allow a before and after-school education centre to operate.

Business Partner Program Advisory Group chair Ann Luke said both applications met the program’s criteria of encouraging business expansion and targeting economic activity.

“We’re encouraged to see Gunnedah Shire businesses coming up with initiatives that support our growing economy,” Cr Luke said.

“One supports our visitor economy and the other will allow before and after-school care, supporting parents’ ability to work, creating flow-on benefits for our community.

“Over the years, the Business Partner Program has helped hundreds of businesses achieve something new to broaden our economic base and help Gunnedah to grow. This round adds another $10,000 to the total that will, where possible, employ local people and businesses to do the work that will generate more opportunities for our Shire.”

Applications are also now open for Round 3 of the Business Partner Program.

Businesses with fresh ideas to assist in local employment are encouraged to apply. Details are available on Council’s website at https://www.gunnedah.nsw.gov.au/index.php/business/business-support/business-grants-funding/item/959-business-partner-program

Applications close at 12pm on Tuesday, February 28. Businesses can apply for up to 75% of the total project cost.

For more information, contact Gunnedah Shire Council’s Economy and Growth team on (02) 6740 2100, or email council@infogunnedah.com.au.

Top image: Li’l Achievers will launch a before and after-school care program in March. Back, from left, Li’l AchieverS Oosh coordinator Braie Devine and Li’l Achievers co-owner Richard Patriquin. Front, from left, Annika and Emmesyn Patriquin.

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