Funding and grants for business

The federal and state governments and, in some cases, local councils provide business grants and funding programs from time to time. Few government grants apply to starting a business and they are competitive or only available for specific circumstances.

Businesses and workers affected by COVID-19 has information on both state and federal assistance programs.

Assistance is available for:

  • sole traders
  • companies
  • employers, including information on JobKeeper payments.

COVID-19 business information and support

Find a business grant

Many grants and assistance relevant to your business are listed in the state government's search tool, GRANTassist.

GRANTassist lists both state and federal government grants and programs.

Workforce training

Assistance is available from WorkReady for the skilling or re-training of a business's workforce.

Regional development programs

Through Regions SA, the Department of Primary Industries and Regions SA (PIRSA) manages several ongoing programs to assist regional South Australian businesses and communities.

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