EOI opens for Access Asia Business Grants

Expressions of Interest (EOI) are now open for round five of the State Government’s Access Asia Business Grants program. 

 Grants of up to $27,500 are available from a grant pool of $415,000 for the 2022-23 financial year.

Singapore at night.

Singapore at night.

The competitive grants program supports local small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and organisations to advance their export activities and build their competitiveness in new Asian markets such as China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, and Vietnam. 

 Successful grant recipients can use the funding for activities such as: 

  • developing new partnerships and export plans; 
  • scoping new supply chains and e-commerce models; 
  • gathering in-market intelligence; and 
  • developing new marketing collateral for Asian markets. 

 Proposed projects must be in at least one of the following eight priority sectors outlined in the State’s economic development framework – Diversify WA – which includes: 

  • Energy; 
  • International education; 
  • Defence industries; 
  • Mining and mining equipment, technology, and services; 
  • Health and medical life sciences; 
  • Primary industries; and 
  • Tourism, events, and creative industries. 

The Access Asia Business Grants program is a key initiative under Western Australia’s Asian Engagement Strategy 2019-2030: Our future with Asia. 

State Development, Jobs and Trade Minister Roger Cook said: “Through the Access Asia Business Grants program, we want to help more WA businesses export their world-class products and services into key Asian markets.” 

The EOI for round five closes on November 22, 2022. 

For more information on the grants program or to submit an EOI, see here.
 

CCIWA’s International Trade and Investment Centre (ITIC) helps businesses reduce the time, cost and risk of going global. Contact the team for a free consultation on (08) 9365 7620 or via trade@cciwa.com. 

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