Trade Connect is an ACT Government trade development initiative aimed at assisting Canberra companies with their export market development activities. The program was established in 2008 and has recently been reviewed and enhanced to provide stronger trade development outcomes for the ACT.
Eligible companies may apply for assistance with reasonable costs directly associated with export market development activities such as market visits, developing in‑market marketing material, participation in trade shows, supporting incoming buyer visits, developing market research and undergoing trade mentoring.
Travel related expenses have been included as eligible expenses in the reviewed guidelines however strict conditions apply. Eligible companies must have a current Export Development Plan and demonstrate in the application how the market development activity will help the company achieve its export goals.
All grants are awarded on a matched-funding basis, and successful applicants may receive funding support of up to $15,000 per application, or a total of $45,000 over a three-year period.
To allow adequate time for processing and assessment, applications should be lodged at least 4 weeks before commencement of funded activity.
For more information please go to: www.business.act.gov.au/tcon