HSBC Southland Export Trust Grant

Seeking Applications for HSBC Southland Export Trust Grant 2016

Applications open Tuesday 17 May until Friday 29 July 2016

Applications for the HSBC Southland Export Trust Grant 2016 are now open. The HSBC Southland Export Trust is a Charitable Trust administered within the Southland Chamber of Commerce by the Export Southland Committee. It is charged with distributing grants for projects and initiatives which support the development and advancement of Southland through the export sector.

Grants are distributed to applicants that meet the Trust’s criteria and for purposes as outlined in the Trust’s application form.

The purpose of the Trust Grant is to assist Southland businesses involved in export to aspire towards a sustainable environment, which supports the employment of a skilled workforce through the involved of training, promotion, and education up-skilling, as well as research and development. At their discretion, the Trust Committee offers a grant/s to the applicant/s who demonstrate that their exporting activity will enhance skills, employment, and development in the Southland region within the export sector.

Applications can be made by individuals and companies who are involved in the export sector. Applicants are not guaranteed a grant, but they will be considered for the reasons put forward to the Trust Committee.

The recipient/s of the grant is announced at the biennial awards held on Friday 9 September which offer the Southland exporting industry a chance to acknowledge exporters who best characterise the values of the industry.

The closing date for nominations is 4:00pm Friday 29 July 2016. Application guidelines and forms can be downloaded directly here.

Past recipients of the HSBC Southland Export Trust Grant have included Frews Marine Ltd, Essential Resources, Retro Organics, and Blue River Dairy.

For media enquiries, please contact:

Sheree Carey

Chief Executive Officer, Chamber of Commerce

T +64 3 218 7188 | M
+64 29 214 6900

sheree.carey@commercesouth.com

For information about the application process, please contact:

Janine Smail

Events and Marketing Manager, Chamber of Commerce

T +64 3 218 7188 | M
+64 27 440 1015

janine@commercesouth.com

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