Grants bring city precincts to life

We’re delivering $1.75 million in grants to activate key precincts across the municipality. 

Our City Activation Grants program will be funded through the $100 million Melbourne City Recovery Fund – a collaboration between the City of Melbourne and the Victorian Government. 

The grants will provide funding of up to $50,000 for initiatives that drive visitation to areas of the city severely impacted by COVID-19.   

Lord Mayor Sally Capp said the aim of this program was to drive more visitors and economic activity in the city. 

‘We will support bold ideas from businesses, interest groups and local enthusiasts to activate city neighbourhoods – from the vibrant Greek culture and mouth-watering gyros on Lonsdale Street to the laidback vibes in North Melbourne,’ the Lord Mayor said. 

Business and Global Opportunities portfolio lead Councillor Kevin Louey said there were a thousand different ways people could bring visitors back to an area with a creative idea and up to $50,000. 

‘From a series of live music performances to walking tours or temporary art installations, businesses and community members will know how to best enhance the atmosphere in their precincts,’ Cr Louey said. 

Applications for City Activation Grants are now closed.

To find out what else we are doing to support people and businesses as the city emerges from lockdown, visit Reignite Melbourne.