Council to Subsidise Christmas Decorations

Published on 13 November 2020

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Council, at its September Ordinary Council Meeting, resolved to provide partial capped funding to help traders and organisations decorate their businesses for Christmas and assist in bringing Christmas cheer to the Broken Hill community.

Shopping precinct traders and organisations can apply for up to $250 to assist with the initial cost of decorating their business for Christmas. The reimbursement is provided at a rate of 50% of the total amount spent by the applicant, up to a maximum reimbursement of $250. For example if the applicant supplies receipts for Christmas decorations at a value of $500, they will receive a rebate of $250.

There is $9,000 in funding available. Applications will be funded on a first in basis until the allocation is exhausted. Applications can be received until 15 December 2020 or until the allocation is exhausted, whichever occurs first. Council's website and Facebook account will advise when the fund has been completely allocated.

To receive a reimbursement, traders and organisations will need to meet the following conditions:

The applicant can be situated in either the McCulloch Street business precinct, the Patton Street business precinct or in the CBD of Broken Hill (bordered by Crystal and Blende Streets between Iodide and Kaolin Streets).

Applications will be received via an online form available on the Council website or in person at Council’s administration building.

One application can be submitted per trader or organisation.

Receipts detailing the expenditure on Christmas decorations must be attached.