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Export Capability Building Program NSW

Funding body: NSW Government


The NSW Government has launched the Export Capability Building Program to provide assistance to exporters across New South Wales.

It is aimed at businesses seeking to initiate export activities or export-ready businesses looking to consolidate their knowledge and maximise long-term export gains.

The core of the program is a series Introduction to exporting workshops aimed to increase your business’ export-readiness, export labs where in depth discussions are held on a key trade issue and country briefings which examine a significant overseas market.

The program will also include a number of informative webinars on topical issue for exporters, such as the recent Japanese and Korean free trade agreements.

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NSW Regional Business Power Infrastructure Upgrade Program (RBPIUP)

Funding body: NSW Government


Does your business need an electrical infrastructure upgrade to maximise growth? Help is available from the NSW Government.

Applications are open for the pilot NSW Regional Business Power Infrastructure Upgrade Program (RBPIUP) to help businesses to overcome electrical infrastructure impediments and boost growth.

The pilot program is targeted at regional businesses with projects that have the potential to result in substantial job growth and that will benefit the local economy and other businesses in their area.

 

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Building Partnerships NSW

Funding body: NSW Government


Provides NSW technology startups with up to 35% of approved project costs to a maximum of $100,000 to create marketing opportunities for an enabling technology which addresses a compelling industry need or market gap.

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Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) Export Hubs

Funding body: Australian Goverment


The Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) grant opportunity will support SME Export Hubs in the development of local, regional and Indigenous brands through business collaborations in the identified areas of competitive strength.

This grant opportunity complements existing initiatives, such as those delivered through the Australian Export Finance Corporation – Efic, the Australian Trade and Investment Commission – Austrade, the Entrepreneurs’ Programme, and the Industry Growth Centres Initiative.

SMEs may be local, regional, remote and/or Indigenous.

The objectives of the grant opportunity are to:

  • support the establishment and/or operation of SME export hubs (export hubs) in the six Growth Centre sectors:
    • Advanced Manufacturing
    • Cyber Security
    • Food and Agribusiness
    • Medical Technologies and Pharmaceuticals
    • Mining Equipment, Technology and Services
    • Oil, Gas and Energy Resources.
  • support SME development through facilitation of export opportunities and working with the Growth Centres.

The minimum grant amount is $150,000.

The maximum grant amount is $1.5 million.

The grant amount will be up to 50 per cent of eligible project costs.

The maximum grant period is four years and you must complete your project by 30 June 2022.

The grant opportunity will be delivered through a two-stage competitive selection process.

For more information: https://www.business.gov.au/assistance/small-and-medium-enterprises-export-hubs

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Australian Apprenticeships Incentives Programme

Funding body: Australian Federal Government


The Australian Apprenticeships Incentives Programme provides:

  • a range of financial incentives to Australian employers to offer apprenticeship opportunities
  • a living away from home allowance (LAFHA) to apprentices who need to move away from their parent’s home to take up or retain an Australian apprenticeship.

The incentive payments are based on a skills shortage list of trades as well as a set of high priority occupations.

The incentive payments to employers are based on the apprenticeship certificate level completed. The majority of incentive payments are one-off and paid annually at the end of the year. Payments range from $750 to $4,000, depending on the incentive. Payments to offer apprenticeship opportunities to apprentices with a disability are paid weekly.

The Living Away From Home Allowance (LAFHA) is a weekly payment to the apprentice that starts at $77.17 each week in the first year of the apprenticeship and reduces to $25 each week in the third year.

Free advice and support is available to both employers and apprentices through the Australian Apprenticeship Support Network Providers.

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