On March 11 2021, the Australian Government announced an extension to the Business Events Grants program, alongside significant changes to the program guidelines.

The 2021 Farm Fantastic Expo, the 2021 Care Expo Brisbane and the 2021 Care Expo Melbourne are approved events under the program, and sponsors and exhibitors are able to apply to Austrade for a one-off grant to cover up to 50% of event-related expenses for participation in the events.

The minimum grant amount has now been reduced to $5,000.

The deadline for submissions has been extended until 30 June 2021.

These grants will provide significant financial support for interested companies to participate in the Expos and showcase your products and services at these major industry events in 2021.

Grant funding is a demand-driven offer that is open until funds have been fully allocated, so exhibitors and sponsors are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

Information on grant funding, including eligibility criteria and application forms, is available on the  Business Events Grant Program website.

To secure your site for an eligible event and take advantage of this great opportunity for financial assistance, contact Australian Events on FREECALL 1800 671 588.