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Export Partnership Program
Program ID: 12227
Overview
This program aims to provide funding assistance for small and medium-sized businesses to access new global markets through marketing and export development opportunities.

Funding available are up to:
- $50,000 to assist with export activities. Companies can apply multiple times until they reach the full $50,000 allocation.
- $5,000 to aspiring exporters for coaching and mentoring expenses.

A total funding pool of $1.7 million is available over the next two financial years, starting 2016.

The 2017 closing dates are 5pm CST of 17 February, 26 May, 25 August, and 17 November.

Applications must be lodged before the project is undertaken or within six months of commencement.
Who Can Apply
Eligible applicants must:
- Be a South Australian registered business.
- Have a current export plan.
- Have a tradeable good or service made in South Australia that is export-capable for the intended market.
- Have current turnover between $100,000 and $15 million.
- Confirm that the activities proposed in the application have already been initiated in the six months prior to the round close date, or will take place in the next 12 months.
- Have co-contribution of 50%.
- Have been operating for at least two years.
- Be willing to formalise the receipt of a grant in a funding agreement if successful.
- Provide a copy of a recent, full financial statement including a Profit and Loss Statement and a Balance Sheet professionally prepared by an independent accountant and upload as evidence in the application.
- Not applying for funding under another grant program for financial assistance for the same project or activity.
Eligible Activities
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

Please refer to the website for the list of ineligible projects/activities/expenditures.
Applies to
DocumentationUploaded
Web OverviewMay 2017
Project Acquittal FormMay 2017
Media ReleaseMay 2017
RecipientsMay 2017
Use these documents as a guide only - always get the latest direct from the Administrator
Status Open
Closing Date 25 August 2017
Closing Information
This program is open on ongoing basis with assessments done at the end of each quarter round. Please see Overview for closing details.
Funding Type Grant
Maximum Funding $50,000
Total Funding Pool $1.7M
Requires Co-contribution? Yes
Competitive Yes
Maximum Turnover Limit
Company $15.0M
Location South Australia
Industry
General - Non-Industry Specific
Activities
Export
Marketing
Training / Employment
Difficulty Rating
Department
Department of State Development (DSD)
Program Administrator
Department of State Development (DSD)
Telephone 08 8303 2400
General Website Visit website
Program Website Visit website
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