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Business grants an exciting opportunity for growth, innovation

22 May, 2023

Gunnedah Shire businesses have the opportunity to apply for funding to help fuel their new and creative ideas through round one of Gunnedah Shire Council’s 2023-2024 Business Partner Program.

The latest round will open on Friday, 26 May and promotes economic activity in the Shire by encouraging business growth and innovation, and supporting employment.

The Business Partner Program has helped hundreds of local businesses over the years and Business Partner Advisory Group Chairperson Cr Colleen Fuller said she hoped many business owners would apply for the latest round.

“This program is an ideal avenue to launch new businesses, expand current businesses and implement fresh ideas in our growing and progressive business sector,” Cr Fuller said.

“Many exciting proposals have been submitted to the advisory group in previous rounds and we have watched these plans progress and stimulate our local economy.

“In our most recent round, grants were awarded for equipment upgrades, business set-up and promotions, rebranding and business expansions.

“We anticipate many more great ideas in this next round of Business Partner Program applications.”

Details about the Business Partner Program, including guidelines and application forms, are available on the Gunnedah Shire Council website:

Applications for round one of 2023-24 open on Friday, 26 May, and close at 5pm on Friday, 30 June. Businesses can apply for up to 75% of the total project cost.

For further information, contact Gunnedah Shire Council’s Economy and Growth team on (02) 6740 2100, or email


Caption: Recent recipients of Council’s Business Partner Program include The Croft, The Hen House, Gunnedah Diagnostic Imaging, Li'l Achievers Early Learning Centre and Gunnedah Health and Fitness Co. Pictured are Warren Thomson and Amanda Jefferys (The Croft), Georgina Byriell (The Hen House), Lisa Mulherin (Gunnedah Diagnostic Imaging), Business Partner Advisory Group Chairperson Cr Colleen Fuller, Brooke Patriquin (Li'l Achievers) and Maryanne Perkins (Gunnedah Health and Fitness Co).


For more information, contact Gunnedah Shire Council’s Communications team on (02) 6740 2100.