The E-commerce Grant Program (EGP) is designed to provide Queensland exporters with up to AU$10,000 of grant funding to enhance their e-commerce presence in international markets to drive online sales.
Small to medium sized enterprises can apply for funding to assist with the eligible project costs of successfully marketing, re-engaging or enhancing a new or existing e-commerce presence in an international market.
This program is an initiative of the Queensland Economic Recovery Strategy: Unite and Recover for Queensland Jobs with a focus on reinvigorating trade relationships post COVID-19. It is a part of a suite of programs that TIQ and the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF) are delivering to build capabilities and capacity in global e-commerce. Whilst food and agribusiness are key areas of focus, the program has been extended to impact more broadly across Queensland exporters from a wider range of industry sectors.
Specifically, the program aims to:
- assist Queensland exporters to finalise a planned new offering/presence on an e-commerce platform in an international market, either directly or with an in-market partner
- assist Queensland exporters to re-engage with international markets and activate their market re-entry strategies using e-commerce platforms following COVID-19
- enable Queensland exporters to be more competitive on e-commerce platforms in their chosen market.
In the first round, the program will target the following international markets:
- Hong Kong
- Latin America
- Middle East
- New Zealand
- North America
- United Kingdom
Applications close, 23 April 2021.