Council has provided nearly $300,000 to help businesses across the municipality stay on their feet during the pandemic by way of Business Development (BID) grants.
Increased funding of $225,000 was provided to trader groups and business collectives, and $52,000 to micro-grant recipients across the municipality, which has resulted in a number of exciting projects and amazing success stories - during what has been an extremely difficult and challenging time for local businesses.
The projects were led by the Cotton Mills Business Association, West Footscray Traders Association, Seddon Village Traders Association, Yarraville Traders Association, Footscray Traders Association, The Founders Co., Co-working Westside, and West Wedding Collective.
The individuals and organisations who successfully delivered Business Improvement District (BID) Grant Projects during 2020/21 were recognised and congratulated at an online event in early September. A snapshot of each of their projects can be viewed through the links provided below.
Council also increased its marketing reach with the introduction and successful roll-out of the Love Your Local platform, which features local businesses and showcases the benefits of shopping, spending and dining local and Localised.
A refreshed BID Grant program will be rolled out in 2021/2022.
More information can also be found at www.maribyrnong.localised.com.au
- a business led Initiative supported by the City of Maribyrnong Council, designed to help promote and support the local business community.
Message from the Mayor, Cr Michael Clarke
Council is pleased to have been able to support these projects which, in turn supports growth and development of our activity centres.
The people and groups involved in this year’s BID grant projects demonstrated agility, innovation, creativity and determination to push on despite the unique challenges presented due to COVID and lockdown.
I would like to congratulate all of those who participated and delivered on these amazing BID grant projects.