Business Grants for Disability Access

The City of Port Adelaide Enfield, through its Business Grants for Disability Access Program aims to support local small businesses in Port Adelaide Enfield region to improve access to their building by people who have a disability, while encouraging new economic activity.


Please read the Grant Guidelines carefully before applying. Many documents on this site are displayed as PDF files. If you have problems accessing, reading or understanding these documents please contact us on 8405 6748.
Business Grants for Disability Access Guidelines


Open all year and assessed and decided as they are received with an approximate turnaround time of 21 days.

What Funding options are there?

Depending on demand for assistance and funds available in the respective financial year, a maximum of 50% of the cost of the works up to a total subsidy of $5,000 may be approved.

Eligibility & Assessment criteria

Council’s Disability Access Grants provides assistance to small businesses that lease or own a business premise to improve access to, and movement around the business site for people with a disability. Only profit making organisations including commercial entities, businesses and sole traders within the Port Adelaide Enfield Council area are eligible. Please see our guidelines for ineligible applications.




Owner or have the permission of the building owner to make changes.


Development Assessment approvals for the work or are applying for any necessary approvals under the Development Act.


Necessary finances to undertake the approved works.


The project will ensure improved access to the business site and/or services for people with a disability.


Any building works will be considerate of existing heritage aspects of the buildings.

How to apply

We provide an online application tool to help you prepare and submit your application, it's called SmartyGrants. If you're interested in applying for this grant please contact Council's friendly Economic Development Officer, Phil Stump on (08) 8405 6748 or by email at, Phil can then provide you with an application form.

Support or access to computers and the internet can be provided if required.

What we are looking for?
  • Access ramps/lifts
  • Internal and external disability signage
  • Accessible toilets
  • Accessible shop counters
  • Modifications to doorways
  • Equipment and/or fittings to assist audio or visually impaired people
  • General modifications/improvements designed to improve access for people with a disability
For further information on this topic, or if you have any questions, please call our helpful Customer Services team on 8405 6600 or email us at
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