The Australian Government’s $50 million Export and Regional Wine Support Package aims to help transform the Australian grape and wine industry by showcasing the nation’s wine tourism offering and driving demand for Australia’s wine exports. The package and the grants are being administered by Wine Australia. The package offers:
A. International Wine Tourism Grants – Open Now!
Provides a range of stakeholders with the opportunity to apply for small grants (up to $50k) and medium grants ($50k–$250k) for initiatives that will grow the number of (and/or spend by) tourists visiting a region of Australia for the purposes of international wine tourism. Cash co-contributions apply and applications from eligible consortia are encouraged. Applications can be made online by 5pm, Friday 2 March 2018 (Australian Central Daylight Time).
B. Wine Export Grants – Open Now!
SME wine businesses can claim a reimbursement grant of up to AUD$25K for 50% of eligible export promotion expenses incurred on or after 1 January 2018, plus an allowance of AUD$350 per day for all on ground and incidental costs (capped at 14 days). The allowance forms part of the maximum grant amount of AUD$25K. Promotional activities must relate to the export markets of China, Hong Kong, Macau and/or the USA and applicants cannot claim the GST component of any incurred expenses.
The grant program is capped at $1 million, with funding accessed on a first-come, first-served basis. Further details on the grants can be found at: https://www.wineaustralia.com/au/whats-happening/export-and-regional-wine-support-package/grants
For any questions, Wine Australia can be contacted by email or phone (08) 8228 2000.