Newcastle small businesses encouraged to apply for Collective Growth Grant

Newcastle small businesses encouraged to apply for Collective Growth Grant

Small businesses across the Hunter are being invited to apply for the Collective Growth Grant – a $40,000 grant set to help entrepreneurs and small business owners launch or grow.

Commissioned by local commercial real estate agency, Commercial Collective and sponsored by local asset and maintenance organisation, RTC Group, the $40,000 grant will be shared between four Hunter businesses.

Business owners will be awarded $10,000 each and can spend the money how they wish.

To apply for the grant, business owners need to submit a 60 second pitch video on their business idea and how they plan to spend the $10,000. Submissions will be judged by the Commercial Collective and RTC Group teams.

Commercial Collective General Manager, Dane Crawford said the grant aims to provide a financial boost to entrepreneurs and small business owners across the Hunter.

“This initiative is giving Hunter businesses with clever ideas the opportunity to develop them further, or even just get started,” Dane said.

“At Commercial Collective and RTC Group we believe in growing tomorrow’s Newcastle – a Newcastle fuelled by up and comping entrepreneurs and small business.

“The region is experiencing exciting growth, especially in the commercial real estate space. This initiative is an opportunity to not only give back but to help continue the momentum.”

RTC Group’s Founding Director, Richard Claut said the businesses involvement in the grant is about providing further encouragement to business owners that need that additional boost.

“RTC Group grew from humble beginnings, starting with nothing but hope and sheer determination,” Richard said.

“I hope these grants encourage young leaders and businesses to step outside their comfort zones, dream big, plan smart and work consistently hard delivering the appropriate actions.

“Both Dane and I, including our valued partners, were motivated to develop this initiative to deliver the support we wish we had at the start of our journeys in business.”

The Collective Growth Grant opened on Monday 3 May and will close on Monday 14 June 2021.

IMAGE | Commercial Collective Partners team.

Commercial Collective

Commercial Collective is a new commercial real estate business. Offering over 70 years of commercial property, industrial property, and project marketing experience, the Commercial Collective team have been involved in the sale of some of the Hunter region’s largest commercial property transactions.

They offer a full range of services including: Commercial and Industrial Sales and Leasing, Asset Management, Residential Project Marketing and Consultancy, Property Advisory, and now Health, Aged Care & Retirement.

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