City of Karratha

COVID-19 Advertising Grants

The COVID-19 Small Business: City Support Package includes the following initiatives:

  • Establishing a network of City officers to provide one-on-one support to businesses to access advice and information regarding State, Federal and other support initiatives available;
  • Modifying the City’s Financial Hardship (Rates Relief) Policy to provide increased access to debt write off for businesses;
  • Freezing rates and existing City fees and charges in 2020/21 (zero percent increase);
  • Implementing opportunities to spend additional City resources on local suppliers and contractors;
  • Allocating up to $100,000 to implement an online portal and social media advertising campaign to encourage spending at local businesses;
  • Small business tenants of City properties will not be charged rent for six months; and
  • Providing lenient and compassionate terms to City debtors.


To provide City of Karratha businesses support advertising their operations in response to Covid-19.

Who can apply?

The applicant must:

  • Be operating at the time of application. 
  • Own or operate a small business (as defined by the ATO and the ABS) within the City of Karratha.
  • Have 20 or fewer full-time equivalent employees.
  • Have a registered Australian Business Number (ABN). 
  • Have an appropriate legal business structure.
  • Have the appropriate insurances, permits and licences.
  • If operating from home, be registered with the City of Karratha either as a home occupation or home business with the necessary planning approvals.
  • Undertake proposed activity before 30 June 2020.
  • Apply before Wednesday 15 April. 

Application process

  1. Eligible applicants are to complete the application form below prior to undertaking proposed advertising activity.   
  2. One application per business. 
  3. Advertising activity must be future planned activity, we will not reimburse prior campaigns. 
  4. City officers will assess the application and seek clarification prior to making a determination. 
  5. Once application has been approved the applicant will carry out proposed advertising activity (before 30 June 2020).
  6. Applicants must submit receipt/s from advertiser (as proof of purchase) plus a tax invoice and Supplier Application Form to the City for reimbursement of 50% up to $1000. 
  7. Applications close Wednesday 15 April. 


This should include your planned platform for advertising e.g. TV, Radio, Facebook. Please note applications will only be considered for future campaigns, prior advertising activity will not be reimbursed.
The City will contribute up to 50% of your total campaign cost, to the value of $1000. e.g. if your total campaign cost is $2500 we will contribute the maximum = $1000. If your total campaign cost is $1500 we would contribute 50% = $750.
50% of total cost, to the value of $1000
Please upload evidence of your advertising booking e.g. a quote/estimate, booking confirmation etc.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: gif jpg jpeg png txt rtf html pdf doc docx odt ppt pptx odp xls xlsx ods xml zip.
Must be a future date.
Activity must be prior to 30 June 2020.