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SME Grants & Support Programs

By | January 27, 2021

After what has been an incredibly tumultuous year for businesses in South Australia, the State Government recently announced some funding assistance to support them. We have seen many businesses that need to alter their operations or reinvest in growth activities in order to remain viable, or alternatively many that are ready to springboard with significant growth prospects into 2021.

If you are a Business Owner or Manager of a South Australian business, you need to investigate these grant opportunities before the deadline early in 2021.

There are two Government assistance grants and support programs available, which may be beneficial to you. 

1. The SME Business Advisory Services Program
2. Small Business Grant

Altitude Advisory has been approved as a certified provider for the SME Business Advisory Services Program. If you would like to discuss your personal situation and whether or not this is the right opportunity for your business, please do not hesitate to get in contact with us today. 

SME Business Advisory Services Program

The program helps eligible small and medium-sized businesses access professional services to grow and transform their business. 

Open to any business type or industry sector, businesses can apply for a maximum of $10,000 (excluding GST) to get access to professional business advice in key areas. If approved, this funding can help support business growth and transformation, and contribute to future business viability. 

Professional services which businesses can access through the funding includes:

  • transformation of business and operating models
  • identification of new business opportunities, including research and development
  • analysis of growth opportunities
  • business future proofing, including how to maximise technology
  • business planning
  • workforce planning
  • marketing
  • e-commerce
  • finance matters
  • information technology
  • business continuity planning (including both emergency planning and managing occurrences such as supply chain disruptions)
  • other advice as deemed appropriate by the assessment panel where the Applicant can demonstrate benefit of transformation and growth to their business

Applicants must provide matched funding equal to the grant amount sought, and will need to demonstrate how we will contribute to supporting your business through transformation and growth opportunities. Talk to us about the services listed above, and which of these we can provide you with expertise and support. 

APPLICATION PROCESS: Applications must be received by the Department of Innovation & Skills by 5:00 pm | 17 May 2021 

Apply Here

SME Business Advisory Services Guidelines


The Small Business Grant: COVID-19 Assistance

This grant is available for businesses who do and do not employ staff. 

The Government of South Australia has established a Small Business Grant Program to support South Australian small businesses operating from a commercial premises and a participant in the Commonwealth Government’s extended JobKeeper Payment scheme from 28 September 2020 (JobKeeper extension 1) or from 4 January 2021 (JobKeeper extension 2).

Employing Business will be provided with a once-off $10,000 grant to support them in these unprecedented circumstances.

APPLICATION PROCESS: Applications must be received by the Department of Treasury & Finance by 12:00 am | 28 February 2021

Apply Here

Small Business Grant Guidelines


If you would like to book an appointment with with our team to discuss your personal situation, please do not hesitate to get in touch by email or calling (08) 8172 1444.

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