The SA Export Accelerator Program (SAEA) is a competitive grant program that supports South Australian small to medium-sized enterprises to expand into international markets.
Grant funding is available under three streams:
Funding of up to $30,000 (minimum $5,000) for SMEs to export. SMEs are required to match the grant funding dollar for dollar.
SMEs can apply multiple times to a maximum cumulative amount of $30,000. Once this funding has been exhausted, SMEs can apply for the New Market Entry stream.
New Market Entry
Funding of up to $15,000 (minimum $5,000) for SMEs to export into a new market. SMEs are required to match the grant funding dollar for dollar. Applicants can apply for the New Market Entry funding when they have exhausted their $30,000 allocation under the ‘Export Accelerator’ stream.
Multiple applications can be submitted for each new market.
Consortium (New funding stream)
Funding of up to $200,000 (minimum of $50,000) for consortiums of at least three SMEs to undertake collaborative export activities, on a matched funding dollar for dollar basis.
Joint activities include, but are not limited to, joint retail/distribution channel campaigns, eCommerce marketing, branding and freight optimisation and consolidation.
An industry association is eligible to apply for this stream as long as they demonstrate financial commitment from its participating members to undertake the proposed activities.
For more information visit: https://connectplus.sa.gov.au/programs/sa-export-accelerator/
Applications for current round close 1st October 2021, with results announced 12 November 2021.