Round three (2019/2020) of Gunnedah Shire Council’s Business Partner Program is now open, inviting established local businesses and start-ups to apply for a slice of funding.

The program is designed to support and nurture existing businesses in increasing productivity, sustainability, growth and employment; and to attract new businesses and economic activity in the Shire.

Gunnedah Shire Council’s Manager of Economic Development Charlotte Hoddle said since the program’s inception, Council has provided more than $150,000 in funding to local businesses to support growth initiatives that have led to increased employment and output in the Gunnedah Shire.

“Many businesses in the Shire have been having a tough time due to the drought. This is a good opportunity to apply for funding if you’re looking to build resilience and capacity in your business.”

“If you’re a local business owner and have ideas about how you’d like to strengthen your business, please give our Economic Development Team a call to discuss. We can run you through the application process and answer any questions you may have.”

Round three closes 28 February 2020. The guidelines and application forms are available at

For more information regarding the Business Partner Program contact Council’s Manager Economic Development Charlotte Hoddle on (02) 6740 2100 or email

Photo Caption: Previous recipients of the Business Partner Program


Media contact: Eliza Gallen (02) 6740 2100