Territory businesses impacted by COVID-19 can access support to adapt and reach new markets through the Trade Support Scheme – COVID-19 Quick Response Grants.
Due to the ongoing impacts of COVID-19 the Territory Government has now released a third round of grants.
The grants provide critical support to businesses to overcome disruptions impacting global trade including travel restrictions, disruptions to supply chains and changes to global markets and customer demand.
Eligible businesses can access funding to carry out works that will drive increased revenue and export activity.
Grants of up to $7,500 are now available on a 50-50 co-contribution basis to access support through the following two categories:
Export planning: grant funding can be used to engage a consultant to develop or update an export strategy or plan.
Digital solutions for exports: grant funding can be used for online international marketing activities, such as:
- developing or upgrading an e-commerce platform and websites, including foreign language translations
- innovative use of digital platforms and developing targeted social media strategies
- taking part in virtual events or trade shows
- promotional resources to reach international customers.
Previous recipients have used these grants to identify new international markets, build new e-commerce platforms and engage consultants to assist with international product launches.
Applications for the third round are now open and close on 30 November 2021