Southland exporters are being urged to apply for funding to assist their business efforts overseas.
Applications are now open for the HSBC Southland Export Trust Grant.
The trust is administered within the Chamber of Commerce by Export Southland.
Export Southland chairman Mark O'Connor said the main purpose of the grant was to fund a future project that would assist in further developing export potential and contribute to export growth in Southland.
The 2012 Southland Export Trust Grant of $12,500 was awarded to Retro Organics to enable the business owners to attend the Sydney Organic food show. It also assisted them in marketing and promotion to a new Australian market.
Applications close on June 30.
Funding will be awarded at the Export Southland Recognition Dinner in September.
- The Southland Times