Department of State Development

A $10 million Small Business Development Fund has been established to help small businesses in northern Adelaide to grow and create sustainable jobs.

Business Expansion Grant Program

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SBDF Program Guidelines
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Start Up Business Grant Program

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SBDF flyer
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Established as part of the Northern Economic Plan, the Fund will give small businesses and start-ups exclusively in the Playford, Port Adelaide Enfield and Salisbury council areas the opportunity to apply for financial support through two dedicated Grant programs over three years.

How to apply

Applications for both Grant programs are now open and will be assessed every six to eight weeks. The program is currently funded until June 2019.

Application deadlines and the relevant assessment dates are as follows:

  • 6 September 2017 - 5:00 pm (for assessment on 20 September 2017)
  • 8 November 2017 - 5:00 pm (for assessment on 22 November 2017)
  • 17 January 2018 - 5:00 pm (for assessment on 31 January 2018)

Please note that these dates may be subject to change.

Applications received after a deadline will automatically be considered at the following assessment date and do not need to be resubmitted.

Start-Up Business Grants

Grants worth up to $20,000 each will be available to assist entrepreneurship and new business establishment in northern Adelaide.

Approved business fundamentals courses

Contact us if your organisation offers a workshop or short course (one day duration or less) for new small businesses in northern Adelaide.

A guide to starting a business in South Australia
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Business Planning Guide
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Business Expansion Grants

Grants worth between $10,000 and $100,000 are available to support activities that grow small, established businesses in northern Adelaide.


Program Manager
Department of State Development
Phone: (08) 8303 2281