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The City of Holdfast Bay fosters economic and business growth and acknowledges the benefit of partnerships with other levels of government and surrounding local business services to facilitate growth for our businesses.

Business Grants: Small Business & Shopfront

The City of Holdfast Bay Small Business Development Grants and Shopfront Grants are available for Holdfast Bay businesses or businesses seeking to locate their business operations to Holdfast Bay. Grants of up to $5,000 are available, matched on a $1:$1 basis depending on funds available at the time of application.

If you require an alternative version to an online application or need more information regarding the grants please contact Virginia Miller, Business Development Partner.

Shopfront Grant

The City of Holdfast Bay Shopfront Grants program assists the owners and/or tenants of buildings within the City to enhance their exterior appearances. For this reason maintaining the appearance of shop fronts and the buildings adds to the character, heritage and charm of the City.

To apply for Shopfront Grant funding please visit our online portal below for guidelines and completing your application.

Please Note: The grant will not be available for work completed at the time of application.

Small Business Development Grant

We are offering Small Business Development Grants to new or existing businesses. The grants are available to businesses that can demonstrate an ongoing benefit to the city, create increased participation by the local community and those who are keen to work collaboratively and foster new partnerships across the city. The program encourages businesses to propose innovative, creative and sustainable business initiatives.

To apply for Small Business Development Grant funding please visit our online Smarty Grants portal for guidelines and completing your application.

State Government Small Business support

Support for business start-ups and existing small and family businesses. Offers practical tools and resources and links businesses to information, counselling advice and services.

Southern Business Mentoring Program

Businesses operating within the City of Holdfast Bay have access to confidential one-on-one advisory sessions for those wishing to start a business or operating an existing business in the Southern Adelaide region (including the cities of Holdfast Bay, Marion and Onkaparinga).

The Southern Business Mentoring Program offers:

  • Advice geared to your business needs
  • Business health checks for existing businesses
  • Connection to specialised services and advice
  • Business Advisors specialising in a range of disciplines

The service has been an initiative of the City of Holdfast Bay, City of Marion and the City of Onkaparinga.

Holdfast Bay Business Directory

Gain more exposure for your business and promote your business on the new Holdfast Bay local business directory. Launched in November 2019, the business directory is another way your business can connect with local residents and visitors. Whether you’re a large or small business or operating from home, the directory is available to all businesses located in Holdfast Bay.

To find out more on how to list your business or provide additional content to your existing entry, complete the form below

Small Business Commissioner South Australia

The Small Business Commissioner works in partnership with government agencies to deliver free information sessions to businesses on topics relating to retail and commercial leasing, employment and staffing, intellectual property, dispute resolution, franchising and much more.

The information sessions are now broadcast via an online webinar and the sessions are also recorded and made available for future viewing via the Small Business Commissioner YouTube channel.

For all the details on accessing any of the information sessions visit the website below

Contact the Business Development Partner