Aboriginal Business Development Program
The Aboriginal Business Development Program (ABDP) assists Aboriginal people to start or expand their business with grants between $1,000 (including GST) and $30,000 (including GST).
Grant recipients also get one-on-one support from a small business champion.
To be eligible for grant assistance, you must be all of the following:
- a resident of the Northern Territory (NT)
- your business must be at least 50% Aboriginal owned and operated, and based and registered in the NT
- the application must demonstrate a viable business and have relevant approvals such as:
- building permission
Before you apply, you must read the Aboriginal Business Development Program terms and conditions.
There are two stages to the application process.
Complete stage one of the application at the Smartygrants website.
Make sure you attach the following documents to your application:
- proof of Aboriginal descent
- company extract confirmation.
Your application will be reviewed against the program criteria.
If you are approved, a small business champion will contact you to provide support through stage two of your application.
If you receive stage one approval, you will then need to complete stage two of the application on the Smartygrants website.
The quotes and invoices you submit must comply with the grant terms and conditions.
Below are templates that can be used to make sure quotes and invoices meet the requirements.
For more information about the program, contact a small business champion.
Last updated: 11 July 2019