Up to $50,000 is available from Export Partnership Program to help SMEs in SA to access new global markets through marketing and export development opportunities.
Export Partnership Program
The Export Partnership Program is a South Australian Government program which assists small to medium-sized firms to prepare for export.
The Export Partnership Program can help local businesses to:
- research feasible overseas markets
- develop marketing material for distribution overseas
- participate in international trade shows, trade missions and overseas business programs
- adapt websites for specific international markets
- access cultural and export training, mentoring and coaching services
- support incoming buyers.
Successful applicants may receive up to a maximum of $50,000 to assist with export activities. Companies can apply multiple times until they reach the full $50,000 allocation.
Grants of up to $5,000 are also available to aspiring exporters for coaching and mentoring expenses.
Eligible activities and projects include:
- Coaching/mentoring/export plan/market assistance
- International trade shows, trade missions and business programs
- Travel and accommodation for attendance at international trade shows and trade missions
- Third party market research
- Marketing materials
- Website modifications
- Incoming buyers
Funding is available to South Australian owned and based businesses that have been operational for at least two years and have an annual turnover of more than $100,000.
To be eligible for the Export Partnership Program, a business must:
- be owned and based in South Australia
- be a registered business for tax purposes
- have a minimum annual turnover of $100,000
- have been operation for at least two years
- own the product or service being promoted
- have a current export plan
- have tradeable goods or services for the export market
- intend to trade products or services made or grown in South Australia, or be able to demonstrate their benefit to South Australia’s economy
- not be applying for funding under another grant program for financial assistance for the same project or activity.
Applications open on an ongoing basis.