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.

Charles Sturt grants and funding

Grant Guru 
charlessturt.grantguru.com.au

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.

Business Attraction & Improvement Fund (BAIF)

Funding for fit out and façade upgrades to assist businesses to setup a shopfront in the City of Charles Sturt. Up to $8000 matched funding. Open year round until funding for current financial year has been allocated. Learn more and apply.

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.

Main Street Trader Support

Funding for business led programs, activities or marketing campaigns that promote, activate and develop main streets & retail centres. Up to $20,000 funding. Open year round until funding for current financial year has been allocated. Learn more and apply.

Business SA Scholarships for Entrepreneurs

Our Council provides scholarships to residents to participate in two entrepreneurial programs run by Business SA.

SAYES is a government-funded 12-month program designed to assist young South Australians aged 18-35 years to 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.

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

Funding portals beyond council

GRANTassist
grantassist.sa.gov.au

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

Business.gov.au
business.gov.au/grants-and-assistance

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
kwundersitz@charlessturt.sa.gov.au