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WA Agrifood and Beverage (AFB) Voucher Program Round 2

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Welcome to WA Agrifood and Beverage Voucher Program

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The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) has established the WA Agri-Food and Beverage Voucher Program (‘AFB Voucher Program’) to support eligible Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs) operating in Western Australia to:

  • increase jobs in Western Australia;
  • facilitate growth, diversification and expansion domestically and internationally through the provision of expert advice;
  • plan for technological solutions to improve efficiency, grow markets and resolve digital problems; and
  • plan for investment.

Vouchers will be provided to WA food and beverage businesses that meet the eligibility criteria and whose business development objectives are most closely aligned with the State Government’s objectives of growing and diversifying the State’s economy and job creation through sustained business growth and improved competitiveness.

Your application

Please read each section and complete each question, as requested. It is recommended that you allow yourself enough time to review the application and submit it well before the due date. The closing date for the Voucher Program is 5:00pm WST, 11 December 2020. Incomplete applications and/or applications received after the closing date will not be considered.

Reference Documents: The Voucher Program Guidelines and FAQs are available from the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) webpage. You can access current funding rounds by clicking here

For queries about the program guidelines, deadline or questions on this form, please contact Mr Tilwin Westrup, Business Development Manager at the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development, (08) 9780 6165 / 0467 787 133 or email DPIRD’s Food branch foodindustryinnovation@dpird.wa.gov.au. Alternatively contact Mr Jon Berry, project manager on (08) 9780 6283 or 0417 997 323.

1. Applicant Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for the Voucher Program you must be able to answer YES to ALL questions below to submit an application. If you answer NO to any question or you are unsure about what the question means, please contact Tilwin Westrup on (08) 9780 6165 before proceeding with your application.

1.1 Is your business a food or beverage manufacturer or producer, or, are you a food producer looking to transition to food or beverage manufacturing? * Required
Please note: Manufacturer converts raw agricultural materials into new products to be retailed.

1.2 Does your business have an annual sales turnover in between the following range?

A metropolitan based business: between $200k and $50m or a regionally based business: between $100k and $50m * Required
1.3 Is your business a WA based legal entity with an Australian Business Number (ABN), registered for GST and capable of entering into a legally binding agreement with the WA State Government; represented by the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development? * Required
1.4 Is your business financially viable and solvent? * Required
1.5 Has your business operated for a minimum of 18 months and incorporated in Australia with non-tax exempt status? * Required
1.6 Are you able to meet the cash co-contribution requirement of 50 percent of the total cost of the professional services sought in this application? * Required
1.7 Do you meet all industrial relations obligations as an employer in accordance with the National Employment Standards? * Required
1.8 Do you agree to participate in future program evaluation activities such as a survey or interview? * Required

Have you answered YES to ALL questions above? If not, please contact us before proceeding.