Grant funds available in Western Australia for agricultural R&D

Royalties for Regions grant funding available in Western Australia.

 

The Western Australian Department of Agriculture and Food has announced that it is calling for expressions of interest for several strands of the Royalties for regions support packages.

Critically, expressions of interest for some of these funds close on the 2nd of December.

Groups applying must have an ABN and established memberships.

If you have a project and believe that you have a project that is worth funding and it fits into the following categories

 

Grower Group Research and Development Grants ($17.4 million)

Available to incorporated grower groups for applied R&D to address constraints to productivity growth and competitiveness. This will include R&D across the agri-food supply chain, not just science R&D focused on on-farm productivity and profitability.

 

Pathways to Improved Competitiveness ($1.9 million)

A comprehensive report which identifies opportunities, constraints and drivers along the agri-food supply chain and will inform investment ($1.4M) in Industry Consortia Grants that focus will be on industries, businesses and products most likely to contribute to repositioning WA in premium high value markets.

 

Grower Group Alliance (GGA) Transformation ($1.2 million)

Funds to build capacity and transform the GGA into an economic development body with a strong supply chain focus and increased membership and linkage across the agri-food sector.

 

Project Management, Governance, Communication and Promotion ($1.6 million)

Funds to build capacity and transform the GGA into an economic development body with a strong supply chain focus and increased membership and linkage across the agri-food sector.

 

Project Management, Governance, Communication and Promotion ($1.6 million)

Effective governance and administration of the Fund along with communication and promotion to ensure effective stakeholder engagement, take-up of grants and adoption of outputs.

 

https://www.agric.wa.gov.au/print/node/4850

 

In addition, the Office of Science (OSS) will be responsible for the Science and Agribusiness Connect Program ($3.41 million) which will be managed separately via an MOU between OSS and the Department of Regional Development.

At the end of the project, it is expected agri-food businesses will be equipped to:

  • improve productivity
  • intensify and expand operations
  • access capital
  • pursue new market opportunities
  • make more informed investment decisions
  • increase jobs in regional Western Australia

https://www.mediastatements.wa.gov.au/Pages/Barnett/2015/08/Study-programs-to-support-agricultural-science.aspx

 

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