Sea to Valley Startups Meetups – Grants, Funding and Support

Businesses including accommodation, administration support, aged care experts, agronomy, arts, automotive, building and construction, catering, cleaning, dance, driving instructor, farming, food vans, gardening, handyman services, hotel, HR consulting and recruitment, kids’ and family activities (at caravan parks, OHSC), museum (auto/motor vehicles), music, NDIS providers, oyster farming and retail, photography, quilting, tourism, on/under the sea activities and wineries, participated in Meetups across the Yorke Peninsula, over several days in April 2023.

Key questions included funding and services that entrepreneurs and founders, small businesses, and startups, might be able to access including:

  1. Yorke Peninsula Council - Business Enhancement Program; contact Nick Perry, Manager Economic Development and Business Sustainability, Yorke Peninsula Council I Principal Office – Maitland, Ph: 08 – 8832 0000 I E: I W:
  2. Employment – wage subsidies; assistance and financial support; apprenticeships and traineeships
  3. Energy and EV charging – grants and funding; SA specific
  4. Events, Festivals and Weddings – event funding; Celebrate Together grants
  5. Food – Food SA
  6. Music – Live Music Events Fund; See it LIVE
  7. NDIS – what supports are funded?
  8. Regional Development Australia connections – Regional Development Australia Yorke and Mid North; and grants
  9. Retail and pop-up shops
  10. Tourism including accessibility, cruise ships and Walk the YorkeSATC grants and funding, TiCSA, Yorke Peninsula Tourism

Areas that people are interested in developing capabilities and knowledge cover:

  • Connecting and collaborating with other businesses
  • Excel
  • Google My Business
  • Marketing and sales
  • Online education
  • Opportunities for exporting
  • Outsourcing and using Virtual Assistants
  • Product development and design for bookable tourism experiences
  • Social media – Facebook; Instagram; LinkedIn
  • Websites and online shops
  • Wiring capability statements and supporting documents ready for grants and tenders

If you would like to have tasks undertaken for you, such as writing a capability statement, grant and funding applications, marketing activities and/or developing a plan, graphics, and social media you can access up to 3 hours of an experts time for free Self-Employment Assistance.

To get this free support, with is worth a considerable amount, you can book a time to discuss what you need doing here, email Abbie via admin@seatovalleystartups or call 08 8387 9800.  Another option is up to 12 months or coaching and mentoring or 2 x 1 hour business advice sessions, again all for free and you can find out more on the Sea to Valley Startups website 😊.

Join the Sea to Valley Startups Facebook group, like the page, where you’ll see social media posts from the events, and become a free member of the Meetup group.

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