GRANTS of up to $10,000 are available for small and medium-sized businesses under the New South Wales government’s $12m Going Global Package.

The Going Global Package includes:

  • A $1.8m Going Global program which will provide export coaching, networking and in-market assistance for export-ready firms.
  • A $10m Export Assistance Grant scheme reimbursing 50% of eligible expenses up to a maximum of $10,000 per eligible business
  • Connections to international consumers via the Buy Regional Goes Global initiative
  • Online webinars to help businesses upskill
  • Ongoing support through the NSW government’s network of trade advisors in regional locations and Sydney, and its international trade and investment offices around the world

Launching the scheme, Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW, Industry and Trade John Barilaro said helping home-grown businesses succeed in the global marketplace was more important than ever.

“That is why the NSW government is coordinating export assistance across a range of initiatives,” Mr Barilaro said.

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“Our Export Assistance Grants, together with intensive, direct assistance through the Going Global program will complement existing support and advice services to forge new business connections and sales offshore.”

Treasurer Dominic Perrottet said trade would be vital to restoring growth after COVID-19.

“We know our exporters have faced big hurdles in recent months, especially in regional areas also affected by bushfires and drought,” Mr Perrottet said.

“Applications for the Going Global program can be submitted now, and the Export Assistance Grants application will be available soon. I urge small and medium-sized firms in regional areas and across NSW to apply.”

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