Sydney nightlife has received a $1 million boost

The City of Sydney has unveiled the latest round of grants for small businesses and live music venues around the city.
Since September 2017, the City has provided more than $ 1 million in funding to over 50 businesses through its night-time diversification grants.
The latest round of grants has seen City of Sydney donate over $ 210,000 in grant funding to 10 local businesses. The City aims to provide pragmatic support to contributing to the night-time economy of Sydney.
"The night-time economy is critical to Sydney's future - it generates more than $ 4 billion in revenue each year, with 5,000 businesses employing more than 35,000 people," Lord Mayor Clover Moore shared in a statement.
"Since establishing our grant programs for night-time diversification and live music and performance, we have directly supported over 50 city businesses to put on new programming or undertake vital upgrades".
"From free late-night music at Mary's Underground - which recently opened in the iconic Circular Quay site of The Basement - to drag bingo at the Dove and Olive in Surry Hills, this round of grants will further revitalize our nightlife and offer new events and activities to Sydneysiders and visitors of all ages and interests. "