The City of Melbourne’s Small Business Grants program provides financial assistance to small businesses currently located or intending to locate in the municipality.
Within the four categories, the export entry grants are focused on helping City of Melbourne-based companies to enter and expand into new overseas markets. The grants support export-ready small businesses looking to enter the international market for the first time as well as experienced exporters to expand into new markets.
Businesses are eligible to apply for a grant on a dollar-for-dollar basis of up to $10,000 for export initiatives.
Businesses can apply under two sub-categories:
- New exporter where export turnover is less than five per cent of total annual dollar turnover; and there is an export strategy and demonstrated export readiness / capability.
- Current exporter where there is demonstrated export experience in one or more overseas market and the operator seeks to explore export opportunities in a new market or launch a new product in an existing market.
The next ground of grants commences on Monday 16 July and closes Monday 13 August 2012