Grant amounts

We allocate Export Market Development Grant (EMDG) amounts in line with:

  • stages of the exporting journey
  • the relevant tiers.

This allows us to give a grant to all eligible applicants within the available pool of funding.

Each year the government allocates a set amount of money for EMDG. This is called the program appropriation.

How we decide grant amounts

We decide the final grant amounts after we consider all applications. Grant amounts are determined based on:

  • the number of eligible applications received in that round, and
  • the total funding available, i.e. the grant pool is spread across all applicants.

The grant amounts for Round 1 were set at:

  • Tier 1 – up to $15,000 per financial year
  • Tier 2 – up to $24,600 per financial year
  • Tier 3 – up to $36,600 per financial year
  • Representative bodies – up to $90,000 per financial year.

The grant amounts for Round 2 will be:

  • Tier 1: up to $10,000 per financial year
  • Tier 2: up to $18,000 per financial year
  • Tier 3: up to $28,000 per financial year
  • Representative bodies: up to $50,000 per financial year.

Round 2 grant amounts are less than the Round 1 amounts. This is because EMDG is an eligibility-based, demand-driven program. All eligible applicants receive a grant from the available funding.

We are pleased to see strong interest from small and medium sized exporters in expanding their export marketing through an EMDG grant. We acknowledge that applicants hoping for higher grant amounts may be disappointed.

If successful, you are offered a grant agreement that outlines the maximum grant amount the government can give you per financial year. That is if you match that amount with your own funds when spending on eligible expenses.

Find out more about matched funding on the Milestone reports page.

You can get EMDG grants for 8 financial years. The 8 financial years don’t need to be consecutive.

For more information read section of EMDG Guidelines.

What to do if you don’t get your expected grant amount

You may not get the grant amount you expected. If you get less than you expected, you may need to:

  • review your plans
  • adjust your spending over the grant period.

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