COVID-19 Update

Given the unfolding situation relating to COVID-19 in Australia and across the world, here at the City of Charles Sturt we want to be proactive and clear about how we can stay healthy and are making changes to the way we do things. We will continue to provide updates to the services and events that are impacted along with the latest information and recommendations from WHO, SA Health and the Government.

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Business grants and funding

We have grant and funding opportunities to support emerging and established businesses. See our full list of grants and funding.

Our Economic Development Team is committed to helping local business grow and prosper. Through grants and funding, we're helping your business ideas come to life.

Grant Guru

Search local grants in Charles Sturt, and a large database of Australian business and community grants. Learn how to write grant applications and discover tips for funding success.

Heritage Conservation Grants

Support for conservation or restoration works to recognised local heritage properties. Up to $2000 matched funding. Opern year round until funding for current financial year has been allocated. Learn more and apply.

Business SA Scholarships for Entrepreneurs

A great way to develop your skills and get advice is through a mentor. Our Council provides scholarships to residents to participate in three entrepreneurial programs run by Business SA.

South Australian Young Entrepreneurs Scheme (SAYES) is a government-funded 12-month program designed to assist young and innovative entrepreneurs aged 18-35 years turn their business concept into a reality or focus on creating a sustainable business model for a newly established business.

The Encore Program is a workshop and mentoring program for South Australians aged 35 or above looking to either establish a new business or grow an existing one.

Whether your business is new to exporting or you’re looking to train staff to grow your exporting business, the Export Ready Program may be what your business needs.

For more information on application dates and process please contact Business SA on 8300 0000.


GRANTassist is a South Australian Government database of all grants and funding opportunities offered by State Government departments and agencies.

The Commonwealth Government’s Business grant programs are designed to help Australian businesses of all sizes and industries to improve productivity and competitiveness, and create jobs.

Need help? 

Kym Wundersitz
Principal Economic & Strategic Planner
8408 1179