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Another 16 Sydney Businesses Have Been Given Grants to Run More Live Music and Late-Night Events

The Cliff Dive, Leadbelly and Yulli's Brews will received funding as part of the City of Sydney's latest round of business support grants.
By Libby Curran
December 18, 2018
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Another 16 Sydney Businesses Have Been Given Grants to Run More Live Music and Late-Night Events

The Cliff Dive, Leadbelly and Yulli's Brews will received funding as part of the City of Sydney's latest round of business support grants.
By Libby Curran
December 18, 2018
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Our city's nightlife may be doing it tough, but it's just been thrown a bit of a bone. The City of Sydney has just announced the latest recipients of its late-night grant program, and it looks like we've got a load of new after-dark cultural events and gigs to look forward to.

Following a similar grant given to 18 small businesses earlier this year, the new funds will be used to help kick-start new nighttime programming, or to make improvements to acoustics, staging and equipment, at a diverse array of popular haunts including Pocket Bar, The Cliff Dive, Waterloo's Commune, The Cross Arts Projects Gallery and Leadbelly in Newtown.

The latest financial injection to Sydney's nightlife scene follows more than $850,000 in previous funding through the City of Sydney's night-time diversification, and live music and performance grants.

"Earlier this year, more than 10,000 Sydneysiders, visitors and city workers told us they wanted more and diverse options after dark," said Lord Mayor Clover Moore in a statement. "These grants support live music at a vintage clothes store, a vegan brewery, writers' talks at an art gallery and all-ages gigs at 107 Projects."

Newtown's Marlborough Hotel and the Green Park Hotel in Darlinghurst will use their funding to upgrade sound equipment in an effort to improve audience experience, while at Kings Cross recycled and reused goods store Grand Days, the money will help launch a program of after-dark activities, including film screenings, live music and vintage fashion events.

Grant funding will also help spawn a new series of monthly all-ages gigs at Redfern's 107 Projects, enable new sound and lighting equipment and staging, to create a live music venue at Yulli's Brews, and see Darlinghurst's Oxford Hotel and Club 77 launch a program of monthly events featuring international DJs on Saturday nights.

Projects included in this latest round of funding will kick off from January 2019 and must be completed within 12 months — look out for the new events in our calendar.

If you own a small business in the City of Sydney, you'll be able to apply for the next round of funding in early 2019.

Image: Leadbelly by Steven Woodburn.

Published on December 18, 2018 by Libby Curran

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