15 February 2018

Weeks left to apply for wine grants

There are only weeks left to the 2 March 2018 deadline for applications to the Australian Government’s $5 million International Wine Tourism Competitive Grants program.

Wine businesses which meet the selection criteria can apply for small grants of up to $25,000 and Medium Grants of between $25,000 and $250,000. Each grant is reliant upon co-contribution of the applicant for efforts in attracting international visitors to wine related businesses.

“Corangamite boasts an incredible array of wineries which is an important driver of jobs growth and exports. They also play a critical role in our regional tourism industry.”

The grants are part of the Australian Government’s $50 million Export and Regional Wine Support Package over three–year strategy to increase the value of wine exports up to a record $3.5 billion and attract an additional 40,000 international tourists to Australian wine regions.

For more information on how to apply, visit http://erwsp.wineaustralia.com. The grants are administered by Wine Australia.

Applications close 5pm, Friday, 2 March 2018 ACDT.