The Yorke Peninsular Field Days has been added onto the Austrade list of approved events
This is great news for exhibitors as it means that eligible exhibitors can apply for a grant of up to 50% of their attendance costs.
This additional support for eligible exhibitors is seeing the Yorke Peninsular Field Days sites sell out quickly for the event taking place in 2021 on Tuesday to Thursday 28, 29 and 30 September.
Exhibitors of indoor and outdoor sites can apply now, online and be seen by a potential crowd that typically exceeds 35,000 people over the course of the event.
Any company interested in exhibiting has until Tuesday 30 March to take advantage of the chance to recoup 50% of their attendance costs.
Exhibitors can apply for the grant up until Tuesday 30th March at: Business Events https://business.gov.au/grants-and-programs/business-events-grants
Business Events Grant Opportunity explained
The Business Events program provides delegates, including buyers and sellers, with financial support to attend and participate at exhibitions, conferences and conventions. At pre-approved business events from 1 January 2021 to 31 December 2021.
The initiative objective is to instil confidence back into the business events sector and encourage businesses to return to live events.
Funding is available for Australian businesses and including sole traders.
Grant funding is from $10,000 per entity per application up to a maximum of $250,000, and is available for Australian businesses, and including sole traders.
And while this program is demand driven and will be open until all funding has been allocated, also be aware that final applications will close on Tuesday 30 March 2021 at 05:00 PM AEDT
The objective of the program is to:
- support delegates that are buying or selling to participate in ‘business events’. Business events includes exhibitions, conferences, and conventions
- promote Australian businesses, including to a domestic audience.
The focus of the program is to support the promotion of Australian business capability, including to a domestic audience, bolster supply chain resilience, enhance industry match making opportunities and Australian product and service value add.
Events planning on applying will need to have a trade element that brings together buyers and sellers.
Approved events are listed on the Schedule of Approved Business Events on the Austrade program website.
The Schedule of Approved Business Events will be updated from time to time as new events will be added once approved.
A list of eligibility criteria and the application process for the schedule of events, along with the relevant priority sectors will be published on the Austrade program website.
For an exhibitor to be eligible they must have an ABN and be one of the following entities:
- an individual (sole trader)
- a partnership
- a company, incorporated in Australia
- an incorporated trustee on behalf of a trust
- an Industry Association promoting the selling or buying of a product or service on behalf of its members.
An application will only be accepted where:
- you intend to register to attend one or more of the events on the Schedule of Approved Business Events
- your attendance at an approved event will assist your business to do one or more of the following:
- develop your marketplace diversification (particularly to the domestic market)
- improve supply chain value and resilience for the Australian economy
- enhance your ability to pivot to new markets
- support Australia’s regional economy
- your business aligns with a government priority sector and the sector benefits from your attendance and participation in the event
- you have a minimum of $20,000 in total eligible project expenditure
- you can provide evidence from your board (or chief executive officer or equivalent if there is no board) that the project is supported, and that you can complete the project and meet the costs of the project not covered by grant funding.
Need further help
Use these contact details for help with your application or to find out more. Call Monday to Friday, from 8am to 8pm across Australia.