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Newcastle small businesses are encouraged to apply

Listen in small business owners of Newcastle, Commercial Collective alongside RTC Group have launched a $40,000 grant to help you launch or grow your local business!

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.

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,” Mr Crawford said.

“The region is experiencing such 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.”

All four partners of the Commercial Collective, Dane Crawford, Adam Leacy, Matt Kearney, and Byrne Tran had a desire to build an agency that is agile, innovative, and client-focused. In just two short years, Commercial Collective has claimed a leading position in Newcastle, becoming one of the top agencies. 

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Commercial Collective’s growth can be very much credited to small businesses of the Hunter, and now, the partners now want to give back! They recognise the growth Newcastle is experiencing and the grant is a way of helping small businesses continue their own growth or get started.

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

“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,” Mr Claut said.

“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.”

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 Commercial Collective and RTC Group teams.

The Collective Growth Grant opens on Monday the 3rd of May and will close on Monday the 14th of June. For more information and to apply, click here.