Sources of Funding

Need access to finance? We can help you find the right funding source for your project.

Access to capital is a critical barrier to development of the region’s economy. If you’re finding it difficult to access finance for your enterprise, contact us to discuss options and get connected with solutions.

Grants, loans and connecting with investors

If you’re interested in grant funding please make sure you visit our Grants Funding page and the Hills & Coast Grant Finder, the one-stop-shop for finding grants and receiving alerts of new grant announcements.

RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island have also produced an Investment Attraction Guide which is a toolkit to provide business owners with access to information with regards to attracting investment capital to facilitate growth or assist expansion into new markets or products.

Minority share (equity) investment is offered by Australian Business Growth Fund to fund growth initiatives such as expansion, launching new products, entering new geographies, financing acquisitions or mergers, and to facilitate transition/succession.

Crowdfunding is a fundraising option for some businesses and charities. MyBusiness has written an excellent introductory article on Crowdfunding to Start a Business.

If you’re a startup, Stone & Chalk, Australia’s largest innovation community, provide a great resource about raising capital.

Red Hat Impact offers a platform to connect investors with impact enterprises that create a positive social, environmental or cultural impact. Red Hat Impact also offer business support.

Corena provides zero-interest loans for community organisations to fund projects that reduce carbon emissions such as solar installations, improved energy efficiency, and purchase of electric vehicles.

Invest in South Australia is the website every investment-ready project needs. It offers a unique opportunity to seek investment from around the world by listing your project and promoting your business.

The Australian Government website has an excellent review of funding options.