Trade Connect

Up to $15,000 is available from Trade Connect to help businesses prepare for exporting opportunities.

Trade Connect



The ACT Government’s Trade Connect grant program, an initiative of the CBR Trade and Investment Development Fund, is designed to help Canberra based businesses with a range of export market development activities.



Trade Connect aimed at helping businesses in the ACT prepare for exporting opportunities through trade show participation, market research, mentoring and the development of advertising material.



Grants of up to $15,000 per applicant per financial year are available on a matched funding basis. No limit applies to the number of applications per applicant per year.


Eligible Projects

Eligible companies (or approved bodies) may apply for assistance with reasonable costs directly associated with export market development activities. Examples of funded activities include:

  • Market visits
  • Development of marketing material
  • Promotion and advertising
  • Trade show participation
  • Incoming buyer visits
  • Market research
  • Mentoring

To allow adequate time for processing and assessment, your application should be submitted at least four (4) weeks before the commencement of your funded activity.


Eligible Applicants

To be eligible for Trade Connect funding your business must be prepared to enter into a formal agreement with the ACT Government and meet all of the following conditions:

  • Be a registered Australian business or approved body.
  • Have a main business location in the ACT.
  • Have an annual income of less than $10 million.
  • Have tradeable goods or services for the export market to be developed.
  • Have a current Export Development Plan.



Applications  open on an ongoing basis.

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