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Adelaide City Council – Business Start-up Grant
Program ID: 15577
This program aims to encourage new small, innovative and diverse businesses to take up underutilised and vacant buildings in the city.

The program objectives include:
- New business that will add to the diversity of the street.
- Enhance the appeal of the street.
- Increase the footfall and patronage to the street.
- Assist the street to feel safer and more welcoming.

Grants of up to $30,000 are available to cover up to 50% of the cost to improve the building and start the business.
Who Can Apply
Eligible applicants include new businesses and commercial property owners looking to start a new business.

The following are ineligible for funding:
- Properties owned or managed by Adelaide City Council or a State or Federal government agency.
- Residential property owners.
Eligible Activities
Eligible ideas include those that re-use empty or underutilised buildings for either:
- Ground floor activation
- Basement activation
- Upper storey activation

Eligible expenditures include:
- Costs associated with addressing the building code related requirements
- Improving accessibility for all users
- Internal fit-out

Please review the Guidelines for the complete information on eligible/ineligible activities/projects/expenditures.
Applies to
Guidelines and Application FormOctober 2016
Start-up Grants Business PlanOctober 2016
Use these documents as a guide only - always get the latest direct from the Administrator
Status Pending
Start Application 19 October 2015
Opening Date 2 November 2015
Closing Date 11 December 2015
Closing Information
This program is available annually. The next funding round is yet to be announced.
Funding Type Grant
Maximum Funding $30,000
Requires Co-contribution? Yes
Competitive Yes
Location South Australia
General - Non-Industry Specific
Infrastructure / Equipment
Start-up / Establishment
Difficulty Rating
Program Administrator
Adelaide City Council
Telephone 08 8203 7518
General Website Visit website
Program Website Visit website