In conjunction with the Australian Government’s $50 million Export and Regional Wine Support Package, Wine Australia is offering $1 million towards Wine Export Grants to support small and medium-sized enterprises to secure new international distribution channels.
Eligible wine producers can claim up to $25,000 in the form of a reimbursement of eligible expenses incurred for certain export promotional activities. Eligible applicants can apply for reimbursement of up to 50% of total eligible expenses incurred on or after 1 July 2020, plus an allowance of AUD$350 per day for all ground and incidental costs, capped at 14 days.
The $1 million grant funding will be available between 17 August 2020 and 1 May 2021 or until funding is exhausted, whichever comes first.
A wine producer in Australia may apply for the grant if they pass the following conditions:
Eligible expenses include specific expenditure on export promotion activities undertaken on or after 1 July 2020.
These specific promotion activities include:
Calculated as wholesale selling price of goods provided up to AUD$5,000 including incidental freight and transport costs incurred.
Costs for promoting the product in an international trade fair, seminar, international forum, private exhibition or online (includes virtual and streaming promotions) in an international market. This also includes the cost of having an individual represent the applicant in an international market.
Promotional material intended for an international audience, including brochures, videos, advertising, website development and live streaming. This also includes the logistical costs associated with distribution of the materials.
For additional information on eligibility please visit here.
If you are receiving the Export Market Development Grant (EMDG) for existing export market activities you may not be able to receive the Wine Export Grant as per point 6 of expenses you cannot claim above.
However, you should contact Austrade in relation to your EMDG scheme to confirm whether they will exclude activities reimbursed by Wine Australia. This means you could receive a reimbursement from Wine Australia and still participate in the EMDG scheme for the remaining costs.
Applications Open: 17 August 2020
Applications Close: 1 May 2021, or exhaustion of funds, whichever comes first
Decision on Eligibility of Application: Within four weeks of receipt of an application
Payment of Grant Funds: Within four weeks of application being approved
Applications need to be made directly with Wine Australia through their grant application online portal which can be accessed here.
If you would like further information or assistance with your grant application, please contact Raoul Stevenson or your Nexia Edwards Marshall Advisor.
The material contained in this publication is for general information purposes only and does not constitute professional advice or recommendation from Nexia Edwards Marshall. Regarding any situation or circumstance, specific professional advice should be sought on any particular matter by contacting your Nexia Edwards Marshall Adviser.