Accessible Business Improvements Grant

Closed 11 March 2022, 05:00 PM

Opening Date   Applications open on 7 February 2022
Aims / Outcomes

Improvements or enhancements that increase the physical, visual accessibility and amenity of business premises for people with a disability to:

  • Increase the number of people with disability as customers, visitors or employees
  • Enhance existing accessible amenities
  • Encourage more people with disability and their friends and families to visit a business
Value

Maximum value of $5,000 per application

Grant guidelines Download the Business and Economy Recovery Guidelines(PDF, 288KB)

 

About this grant

Local businesses can receive up to $5000 to make improvements or enhancements which increase the accessibility of their business for people with a disability. Our handy fact sheets are grouped into no-cost, low-cost and investment checklists, so businesses can look to the low-cost and investment items for ideas about what to apply for.

The types of proposals we can fund include:

  • Completing an Access Appraisal of your business or organisation to help improve physical access.
  • Developing communication options for people with complex needs including those whose first language is not English.
  • Providing access and inclusion awareness training to staff or members.
  • Providing information in different formats (e.g. large print, audio or electronic formats) to provide access for all.

 

Assessment

  • Provision of quote and ABN for the professional services
  • Demonstration of the capacity and expertise of the professional services to undertake and deliver the project
  • Project must display an innovative approach to meeting access and inclusion needs
  • Application must target an identified area for improving accessibility


Eligibility

Reference guidelines(PDF, 288KB)  for full eligibility.

Acquittal

  • Must be completed within 12 months of funding and a report on outcomes provided back to Council. 
  • Applicants will be notified via email when the acquittal form is available via SmartyGrants
  • Applicants will receive a reminder email prior to the acquittal due date