Through grants, we're giving the community the chance to transform our public spaces. The program allows local people to lead the change they want to see in their local area.
We currently have 3 funding opportunities to help the community and businesses to help shape and activate our city.
Westside Place Makers Grant
A Westside Place Makers Grant is a great opportunity to try out a good idea that may lead to a more permanent project. We encourage applications for projects that enliven local main streets and retail strips. We invite initiatives that produce economic outcomes.
Place Makers Business Attraction and Improvement Fund (BAIF)
The Westside Place Makers Business Attraction & Improvement Fund (BAIF) is provided to improve precinct amenity and stimulate local business activity in key retail precincts that exhibit attributes consistent with the City of Charles Sturt Place Making Framework.
Main Street Trader Support
Main Street Trader funds business associations and small groups of businesses. It supports programs and activities that contribute to the activation and development of main streets and retail centres. It could be on a neighbourhood level like Queen Street, Croydon, or a larger scale like Henley Square.