Access Asia Business Grants

This grant funding program aims to support small and medium businesses, and organisations in Western Australia advance their export and trade in Asia
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 Applications for Round 6 of the AABG program are now closed.

About the grants

The Access Asia Business Grant (AABG) aims to support Western Australian small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and organisations to advance their export and trade in new Asian markets and contribute to WA’s economic diversification.

It is a key initiative under Western Australia's Asian Engagement Strategy 2019-2030 - Our future with Asia designed to strengthen the local business sector's Asia business capability.

Grant recipients can utilise AABG funding to undertake the following activities:

  • adopt new business models to expand market share
  • scope new supply or value chains
  • develop export plans
  • develop new partnerships through specialist in-market support and services
  • increase innovation in logistics and supply chain models
  • scope new e-commerce models and digital platforms
  • gather in-market intelligence to capture new opportunities
  • develop new marketing collateral for Asian markets.

Activities can be both Western Australia-based and Asia-based.

Since its inception in 2019, the AABG program has awarded around $1.4 million to 80 Western Australian small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and organisations, assisting them in gaining access to key Asian markets.

Applications for Round 6 of the Access Asia Business Grants closed at 12 noon AWST, 15 March 2024.