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Business Development Grants

What is the Business Development Grant?

Open to any and all registered businesses who attend at least one Business Development Workshop. The Your Dubbo Business Development Grant has been designed to support Dubbo businesses that have identified growth opportunities to develop and expand their business. 

How much is available?

Three Business Development Grants are available through the Your Dubbo Program, each Grant is valued at over $13,000. 

The grants will be awarded to three separate successful applicants which will each receive a $10,000 business account with the major partner Orana Mutual and a $3,000 diagnostic review meeting with David Duffy, Business Catalyst from Business Development Partner PrincipleFocus Dubbo. 

How do I apply?

Complete and submit the Business Development Grant Application Form:

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When are applications due?

Friday 6 November 2015.

How and When are the winners judged and ANNOUNCEd?

Applicants will be asked to articulate how they would you use Business Development Grant allocation to improve or expand their business. The nominated ‘project’ could be multiple projects to the value of $10,000, or it could be using the grant to help fund a larger expense.

Tip: Integrating the use of the business diagnostic review, or detailing your own review process into the application would also be a good idea...

Applications will be judged on:

  1. Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of business needs and/or customer insight (/ 40)
  2. Measurable impact of $10,000 investment in business (/ 30)
  3. Level of creativity or relevance of idea to expanding / improving business/growth opportunities (/ 40)

Announcement of Grant recipients

Successful applicants will be announced in November 2015. More details to come.

Terms and conditions

By registering your business to participate in the Your Dubbo Program, you agree to the following:

  1. The Your Dubbo Program is an initiative of Dubbo City Council;
  2. The administrator of the Program is Dubbo City Council, Civic Administration Building, Church Street Dubbo, phone 6801 4000;
  3. The facilitator of the Business Development Workshops is Principle Focus, Dubbo, phone 6885 5788;
  4. Instructions on how to enter the Program form part of the conditions of entry;
  5. By entering this Program, businesses agree to be bound by these terms and conditions (and by any other requirements set out in the promotional material) which may be amended or varied at any time by the administrator;
  6. By entering this Program you agree to have your details published; 
  7. This Program will be handled in accordance with the Dubbo City Council Privacy Management Plan.

Eligibility

  1. The Your Dubbo Program is open to businesses trading in the Dubbo LGA only;
  2. Minimum age of entrants is 18 years of age;
  3. The Major Partner, Orana Mutual, may enter as a participating business in the Your Dubbo Program but they are not eligible to win prize money for the business. Orana Mutual employees are encouraged to participate in the Business Development Workshops and customer feedback components of the Program. Orana Mutual employees are eligible to enter the $5000 Customer Draw when they make a valid entry. 
  4. The Business Development Partner, Principle Focus, may enter as a participating business in the Your Dubbo Program but they are not eligible to win prize money for the business. Principle Focus employees are encouraged to participate in the Business Development Workshops and customer feedback components of the Program. Principle Focus employees are eligible to enter the $5000 Customer Draw when they make a valid entry. 
  5. Dubbo City Council businesses may enter as a participating business in the Your Dubbo Program but they are not eligible to win prize money for the business. Dubbo City Council employees are encouraged to participate in the Business Development Workshops and customer feedback components of the Program, however are not eligible to enter the $5000 Customer Draw.
  6. Businesses must complete the registration form in full and submit to Dubbo City Council through the Your Dubbo website (www.yourdubbo.com.au), by mail to PO BOX 81, Dubbo NSW 2830, email to economicdevelopment@dubbo.nsw.gov.au.com.au, or deliver in person to the Civic Administration Building, Church Street Dubbo, phone 6801 4000;
  7. Payment of $285 (GST inclusive) must be made at time of registration;
  8. Registrations must be received by close of business 21 August 2015;
  9. To be eligible for the prize component of the Program, participating businesses must register and send a minimum of one staff member to at least one of the Your Dubbo Business Development Workshops. 

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