Outdoor activation grant

Supported by a grant from the Government of South Australia, the City of Adelaide Outdoor Activation Grant will provide grants to businesses across the city and North Adelaide. These grants are designed to assist small businesses who have been impacted by social distancing restrictions in response to COVID-19 to better utilise and enhance the outdoor areas adjacent to their business. The grants are to be used to fund a variety of medium-to-long-term street level improvements.

We are encouraging businesses to implement ideas that will support them to:

  • Activate the outdoor areas adjacent to their business
  • Enhance the presentation of a building or business
  • Complement the character of the surrounding area and contribute to a more interesting and exciting street experience.

The City of Adelaide Outdoor Activation Grant reopens on Thursday 24th September 2020 at 10am ACST and applications will be assessed as they are submitted. Applications for Grant funding will close on Thursday 1 October unless the fund is over-subscribed beforehand.

Download the Outdoor Activation Grants Information Pack.

The City of Adelaide will provide funding for 80 per cent of projects costs to a maximum grant of $10,000 (excluding GST). As a condition of the grant approval, each applicant will need to fund 20 per cent of the project costs.

If you own a currently active small business or a property with a currently active small business in the City or North Adelaide, you can apply for a City of Adelaide Outdoor Activation Grant.

Only one application can be made per business.

An applicant must also have all appropriate insurances and licenses.

For the purposes of this grant a small business is classed as employing less than 20 full time equivalent employees.

Need more information

For further information contact:

Sue McKenzie

Place & Districts Consultant

Economic Development & Innovation

Phone (08) 8203 7093 or via email