Announcement of the Business Events Grants Program

We are excited about this initiative to kick start the event industry once again.

The Federal Government has announced it is offering $50m in grant funding for Australia’s business events industry, great news for businesses and events!

This program will support business events by providing grants to meet up to 50 per cent of costs incurred in participating at a pre-approved business to business event in Australia during 2021, such as space hire, design and manufacture, plus travel and accommodation.

The aim is to stimulate high value, multi-day business to business events across multiple sectors of the economy, whilst boosting confidence back into the business events sector. The Government backing will help ease concerns about financial loss and encourage businesses to return to business events when it is safe to do so.

Should an event be cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions, then the non-refundable amount (as identified in the program guidelines) will be entirely met by the Australian Government.

The EEAA (Exhibition & Event Association of Australasia) Board and BECA (Business Events Council of Australia) are continuing to work closely with Austrade to design the criteria for the rollout of the Grant scheme.

Once a schedule of approved events and guidelines have been developed, applicants will be encouraged to apply via the Business Grants Hub through a submission and assessment process.

Stay tuned for more information in the coming weeks….



















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