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Package Assisting Small Exporters (PASE) Round 2

Department of Agriculture and Water Resources
Close Date & Time:
27-Mar-2017 5:00 pm (ACT Local Time)
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Internal Reference ID:
PASE Round 2
Primary Category:
261002 - Small Business
Secondary Category:
341000 - Trade and Tourism
Publish Date:
Selection Process:
Open Competitive


In the 2014-15 budget, the government committed $15 million over four years through the Package Assisting Small Exporters (PASE). This election commitment included three components:

  • Rebates offered to small exporters for export certification registration costs in 2014-15 only;
  •  Review of export fees and charges, through government-industry consultative committees in 2014-15; and
  • The balance of funding would be used for projects that would directly benefit small exporters – PASE grants.

There is funding available under the projects component for initiatives that improve market access for small exporters of dairy, egg / fish, grain and plant products, horticulture and meat products.

Funding is available in 2016-17 and 2017-18, and projects must complete by 30 June 2018.


The following can apply for a grant:

- Organisations that are legal entities with an Australian Business Number (ABN) capable of entering into a legally binding and enforceable deed with the Commonwealth. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • a company incorporated under the Corporation Act 2001 (Cth
  • an incorporated association incorporated under the various State and Territory legislation
  • an indigenous corporation incorporated under the Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006 (Cth)
  •  Australian State or Territory departments and agencies
  • a body corporate created under State or Territory legislation including a local government and a university
  • a legally constituted partnership.

- Individuals are also eligible to apply for grant funding.

For each project, the department will only enter into a single grant agreement with a single legal entity.

The department will not execute grant agreements with trusts – only trustees are eligible to execute grant agreements.

If a partnership intends to execute a grant agreement, the executing partner must have authorisation from all other partners to execute the grant agreement.

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Applications and supporting documentation must be received by the department by 5:00pm (AEST) on 27 March 2017.

Applications that do not meet the advertised closing date will not be accepted.

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