Local Trader Marketing Grants Program

Burnie City Council has allocated $20,000 to support discrete promotional activities involving partnerships of Burnie businesses during the 2018/19 Financial Year. The promotional activity must be completed by June 30, 2019.

The program:

  • Provides for grants of up to $2,500,
  • Requires a cash or in-kind co-contribution of 50% of the funds being sought,
  • Requires a partnership involving a minimum of five businesses,
  • Can include the provision of Council equipment free of charge to support promotional events if required.

This is a rapid response program, with a response time of two weeks from Council receiving the application.

Funding will be distributed on a “first come, first served” basis until the budgeted funds are expended, however Council would prefer to see funds distributed across as many businesses as possible and may limit the opportunity for the same group of businesses to access further funding depending on demand.

The application will be required to name a lead business who will be paid the funds, and who will provide a short report on the activity including evidence of how the total funds were spent.

If the application includes a promotional event activity, the lead business will need to provide evidence of a current Public Liability Insurance certificate.

Any regular Council or other permits required for a promotional event activity will still need to be applied for as normal.  

It is recommended that applicants discuss their application prior to submission with Council’s Director Community and Economic Development by phoning 6430 5715.

An Application Form is available to download here: Local Trader Marketing Grants Program or by emailing Carolyn Lucas – clucas@burnie.net.