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QLD Go Global Export Program

QLD Go Global Export Program

  • Applications are open until: 11 September 2023
  • Grants: up to $25,000

The Go Global Export Program (GGEP) by Trade and Investment Queensland (TIQ) offers financial assistance to Queensland small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) ready to export, covering eligible costs of finalising sales in new international markets. The program aims to develop capability, provide market intelligence, and facilitate valuable connections for businesses with internationally competitive offerings.

Queensland SMEs can receive up to $25,000 in funding to support their export outcomes and drive global business opportunities that create jobs and prosperity across the state.

While all markets and sectors are considered, special consideration is given to applicants targeting India or operating in the sportstech sector.

Key Requirements

Funding conditions for the GGEP require applicants to provide evidence of a one-to-one matched cash contribution for each eligible project cost.

  • Grant funding of up to $25,000 (excluding GST) is available for projects with a duration of up to 12 months.

In addition to meeting the standard eligibility criteria,

  • grant applicants must also provide evidence of their ability to meet the required matched cash contribution through the provision of their latest profit and loss and balance sheets at the time of application.
  • Expenditure on eligible project costs occurring after the grant opening date is at the applicant’s own risk.

What is eligible for funding?

The GGEP grant supports project costs that enhance your business’s ability to export goods or services and engage in international trade. Costs associated with regular business operations are not eligible.

Eligible project costs include, but are not limited to:

  • Export business advisory services and tools, such as market entry requirements, professional advice on contract negotiation, IP protection, counterfeit protection, or funding to scale-up to meet demand.
  • Product testing and redesign, packaging and labelling to meet export market requirements.
  • Export accreditation and free trade agreement documents.
  • Trial export programs, including logistics for the first export activity in a new market.
  • Product approvals, installation, training, operations, and maintenance for new clients or markets. Travel is only accepted for these activities and not for business development purposes.

What companies are eligible for funding?

To be considered for the GGEP, an applicant organisation must meet the following requirements:

  • Have fully acquitted any previous GGEP grant from TIQ.
  • Possess an active Australian Business Number (ABN) and be registered for GST.
  • Be headquartered in Queensland.
  • Submit only one application per eligible business or financial beneficiary for each round.
  • Be either a company incorporated in Australia or an incorporated trustee applying on behalf of a trust.
  • Employ no more than 200 full-time-equivalent employees and not be a subsidiary of a group of companies that collectively employs 200 or more full-time-equivalent employees.
  • Have a project and export outcome that can be completed within 12 months.
  • Be pre-qualified by TIQ as export-ready (note that current exporting is not required).
  • Have the buyer pre-qualified by a TIQ Trade Advisor.
  • Provide documented proof of a proposed sale for the export of goods or services into a new market.
  • Provide evidence of a one-to-one matched cash contribution to the project for each eligible project cost (refer to Key Requirements – Funding conditions).
  • Not use Commonwealth, State, or local Government grants towards their one-to-one matched cash contribution.
  • Produce and export Queensland products, and not act as a consolidator or distributor of Queensland, other domestic, or imported products.

Is this grant competitive or entitlement based?

Competitive. Your application will be assessed among other applications by a judging panel.

How can I increase my chances of winning this grant?

By engaging an accredited government grants consultant, such as Avant Group.

Competitive grants often require significant business case development and project analysis to support the application, this may include detailed presentations supporting the project’s merit, projected sales, cost-benefit analysis and more.

As part of your engagement with Avant Group, your account manager will assess the required documents and will provide the following as needed to support your grant submission.

Grant application writeup including a detailed presentation illustrating how the grant funding will contribute to your project, how the funding will contribute to the project’s budget, a project milestone plan, delivery timeline, impact on employment if applicable, and a breakdown of the management and leadership team for the project

  • Industry analysis presentation
  • Competitor Analysis Presentation
  • Marketing and Sales Analysis Presentation
  • 3-5 year Cashflow Forecast
  • 3-5 year Balance Sheet Forecast
  • Cost-Benefit Analysis of Grant Funding
  • End-to-end grant application including information collating, analysis and application writing
  • CAPEX (Capital Expenditure) cost-benefit analysis
  • Stakeholder relations and Risk Mitigation Plans
  • Any other relevant forecasting that will support your application

How can I get help with my application? Or know if I’m likely to win funding?

Avant Group offers a no-obligation assessment of your eligibility for funding and will assess your likelihood of a successful grant application.