Business grants and funding

Aboriginal Business Development Program (ABDP)

The Aboriginal Business Development Program (ABDP) assists Aboriginal people to start or expand their business with grants between $1,000 and $30,000.

Grant recipients also get one-on-one support from a small business champion.

Who can apply

To be eligible for grant assistance, you must satisfy all of the following:

  • you must be a resident of the NT
  • your business must be more than 50% Aboriginal owned and operated, and based and registered in the NT
  • the application must show commitment, where appropriate, from land councils
  • you may need to make financial contributions and prove you can make them.

How to apply

Contact your regional Department of Trade, Business and Innovation office, call (08) 8999 5479 or email

You will be put in contact with a small business champion in your region.

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Last updated: 24 August 2017


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