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Entrepreneurs / Innovation Fund

The Naracoorte Lucindale district is home to many business entrepreneurs who are contributing to the region’s prosperity. To further encourage entrepreneurship Council has created a fund that assists business owners to bring their ideas and plans to fruition, it is called the Business Entrepreneurs / Innovation Fund.

Budget allocations and funding rounds are at the discretion of Council and will depend on the availability of funds.


The objectives of the Business Entrepreneurs’ Fund are to:

  • Support the implementation of Council’s Economic Development Plan;
  • Help local businesses to realise their potential and improve financial sustainability;
  • Encourage innovative and creative business projects;
  • Support projects that demonstrate a tangible benefit to the district’s residents and/or business community;
  • Encourage business diversity and strengthen the region’s product or service offering;
  • Strengthen local business networks; and
  • Contribute to the vibrancy of the district.


Available Funding


One-off cash grants are available to individuals, businesses and organisations located in the Naracoorte Lucindale Local Government Area.

The fund is competitive and will be allocated on merit.

In 2016/2017 the total funding pool is $20,000


More information and Application Form


For more information and an application form click on the links below:

Business Entreprenuers Fund R2 2016/2017(206 kb)

Business Entreprenuers Fund R2 2016/2017(1160 kb)

Applications need to be submitted no later than 5.00pm, 31 March 2017.