Port Adelaide Business Grants and Support Program

The state government and the City of Port Adelaide Enfield are working together in partnership and with the local community to regenerate historic Port Adelaide.

Port Adelaide is a place so richly engrained in our state’s history; it’s a history that will aid the evolution of the area and help to develop a place that’s significant to modern day South Australia.

This partnership is passionate about recreating a community with purpose and breathing more life into an undeniably unique corner of the world. This is all made possible through delivery of the Port Adelaide Precinct Plan (2012).

The plan is reigniting the Port and ensuring it can reach its full potential; having more people and businesses living, working, playing and investing here. The evidence of which can already be seen, with new commercial opportunities sitting alongside stunning heritage spaces and new community activities thriving alongside the old. Not to mention a natural environment which is able to flourish within a city.

The state government is committed to supporting businesses in the Port. Various initiatives have been put in place since 2012; these have not only assisted businesses but have brought new and innovative ideas to the Port’s central business district and breathed new life into unused spaces. And now, there’s something even bigger.

For the next three years a new business support program will be delivered in the Port, providing grants that support local businesses through building compliance and façade improvement. In addition businesses can also gain access to business support and mentoring.

These grants are designed to encourage and support existing and start-up businesses within the Port’s central business district with costs associated with building compliance, façade improvements and street level activation initiatives. Grants of up to $10,000 will be available under this program based on a co-contribution model.

Our Port Business Makers Grant

Who is eligible to apply?

The Port Business Makers Grants offers support in delivering small scale projects.

Eligible applicants include:
• existing businesses located within the Port’s central business district; or
• a new business planning to establish within the Port’s central business district within the next 12 months.

What will be funded?

The Port Business Makers Grants are available to fund:
• building compliance issues – noise attenuation requirements including acoustic reports, fire safety
• heritage considerations – non disability access
• façade enhancements – painting, awnings, shade provision, new signage
• street presence/frontage interaction, i.e. bi-folding windows, doors
• front of shop activations – provision of bollards to enable on street dining, planter boxes, outdoor furniture.

The recent round of funding has closed, with the next round to be announced shortly. Make sure you check back soon!

Our Port Support Program

This program has been designed to provide business support and mentoring to eligible businesses within the Port central business district. Participation in this program will determined via a formal application process and will be at no cost to the successful applicant. The program will be delivered annually for the next three years and limited to ten businesses per financial year.

Who is eligible to apply?

To be eligible to participate in this program applicants must:
• be a business owner located within the Port’s central business district
• have an appropriate business registration and registered Australian Business Number (ABN)
• be willing to actively participate in this program.

Assessment Criteria

Applications will be assessed and prioritised based on:
• ability to demonstrate their eligibility to the program
• the level of need demonstrated within the application
• business development opportunities
• business outcomes for the Port
• demonstrated commitment of the applicant to the program.

The recent round of funding has closed, with the next round to be announced shortly. Make sure you check back soon!