|Exhibitors for the ATSA Independent Living Expo, Perth and Melbourne, have received a boost with the shows being confirmed as approved events under the Australian Government’s Business Events Grants program.
The Grants program will provide potential businesses with financial assistance to attend and exhibit at approved expos, conferences or conventions throughout the year – including the ATSA Independent Living Expo. The program will support these businesses by providing grants between $10,000 and $250,000.
Established in response to the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown, the $50 million Business Events Grants program was launched to empower the business events sector and help Australian companies participate in major business to business events in the 2021 calendar.
In late 2020, ATSA prepared their submission to have the ATSA Independent Living Expo recognised on the approved events list for the Business Events Grant. The application was successful and the shows are now on the Schedule of Approved Business Events.
Eligible exhibitors can apply and may be directly reimbursed for up to 50 per cent of the costs to attend or exhibit at this pre-approved event. Grants may cover event costs including travel, accommodation, marketing and promotional materials, exhibition registration, stand development, equipment hire, and networking functions.
“We are pleased that ATSA was able to support its members and exhibitors of the Independent Living Expo’s by gaining acceptance on the Schedule of Approved Events for the Business Events Grants Program,” said David Sinclair, ATSA’s Executive Officer.
“After the forced delay of the ATSA Independent Living Expo’s in 2020, we are excited to be focused on reigniting these events and are looking forward to seeing our members at the shows”.
Eligible applicants can apply now. Applications close at 5pm on 30 March 2021 AEST, or when all funding has been allocated. Visit Business Events Grant Opportunity | business.gov.au to start your application.
Questions about grant applications, eligibility or the program guidelines should be directed to the Business Grants Hub by calling 13 28 46 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.