Singleton businesses encouraged to support local with more preloaded Spend in Singleton giftcards on offer
With almost $70,000 already injected into the Singleton economy under the Business Supporting Business program in response to COVID-19, local businesses are again being urged to support each other by applying for preloaded Spend in Singleton gift cards, with round three of the program now open.
The Business Supporting Business program is an initiative of Singleton Council and the Singleton Business Chamber under Council’s $2 million Community Support Package, offering cards preloaded with $250 to help businesses
to not only get back on their feet, but to support each other in the process.
Vicki Brereton, Council’s Director Community and Organisation Capacity, said due to the ongoing success of the program, and with almost 300 cards already issued to businesses, local retailers were now reaping the benefits from their affiliation with Spend in Singleton.
“We are well and truly starting to see the results of Council’s Community Support Package on the ground now, and the response from local businesses has been fantastic with recognition of the value of the program and the enthusiasm to become involved,” she said.
“The first two rounds of the program have been very popular, with 106 cards issued in round one, injecting $25,500 into the local economy, and 177 cards in round two, injecting $44,250.
“Singleton businesses that are either registered or trading in Singleton can apply for a preloaded $250 Spend in Singleton Gift Card, though preference will be given to businesses who did not apply for a card in rounds one and two. Applications are quick and easy and best of all can be completed online – all the information you need is available at www.spendinsingleton.com.au.”
Singleton Business Chamber President Sue Gilroy said the Business Supporting Business program underpinned a collaborative approach to helping businesses and in turn, the local economy, with other business chambers across the State taking notice.
“Working together with Council to support our community and our economy is a critical step to recovery, and this program is a great way for businesses to support each other by buying local,” she said.
“Our partnership with Singleton Council has attracted the attention from other business chambers across the State asking for assistance to launch their own programs, which is a clear indication that we are well and truly at the forefront to help local businesses regroup and rebuild in this turbulent time.
“Every little bit counts towards all of our businesses surviving and thriving under very challenging circumstances, and I encourage all eligible businesses that haven’t taken part thus far in the program to apply for a $250 preloaded card support each other.”
A condition of the program is the $250 Spend in Singleton card must be spent within three months. Suggestions for using the cards include redemption for essential food or office supplies, fuel expenses, or as a gift for a staff member doing it tough or as a thank you for their support.
For more information about the Spend in Singleton Program, the Business Supporting Business Program or how to apply for a $250 Spend in Singleton card, visit W www.spendinsingleton.com.au/business-supporting-business/