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Support for local entrepreneurs
Published 20 December 2016
Funding through the Northern Economic Plan is set to help local entrepreneurs.

Funding through the Northern Economic Plan is set to help local entrepreneurs. #SmartJobs ^ At the NEGP funding announcement were (from left), Caren Brougham (Gawler Business Development Group); Member for Light Tony Piccolo, Scott Dutschke and Kerry Sutton (Business SA), Dermot Cussen (Stretton Centre) and Louise Drummond (Gawler Business Development Group). Photo: Member for Light Tony Piccolo's office The City of Playford’s Stretton Centre is set to deliver a $114,000 pilot program to help northern residents impacted by the impending automotive industry closure.

Six initiatives will be delivered as part of the new Northern Entrepreneur Growth Program and will be available to residents within the postcodes of 5115, 5116 and 5118.

The program has been established through the Northern Economic Plan, which incorporates the cities of Playford, Salisbury and Port Adelaide Enfield and, with this new funding, Gawler.

Commencing in February, the Stretton Centre will deliver the Northern Entrepreneur Growth Program in partnership with the Gawler Business Development Group and Business SA.

Entrepreneurs will be able to take their business from their home to an office via a program to be delivered by the Stretton Centre.

Stretton centre director Dermot Cussen said ‘The Home to Curated Office’ program allows home-based businesses to operate from the Stretton Centre’s co-working space.

“Successful applicants, in addition to receiving one-to-one business mentoring, will benefit from working alongside and learning from other small businesses,” Mr Cussen said.

“The Stretton Centre’s purpose is to explore and enable local jobs and it is very pleased to be supporting the delivery of this important regional initiative in partnership with the Gawler Business Development Group and Business SA.”

NEGP guidelines and application forms will be posted on the Stretton Centre’s, Gawler Business Development Group’s and Business SA’s website in late January 2017.

The funding for the NEGP was announced by the Member for Light Tony Piccolo last week.

Interested businesses and residents in the eligible posts codes, are encouraged to register their interest with the Stretton Centre (8254 4666 or email).