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The $16.7m Food and Beverage (FAB) Fund has been introduced as an immediate stimulus measure to support the recovery from the economic impacts of COVID-19 and to boost industry growth and diversification.
As an immediate initiative under the FAB Fund, the WA Government has formalised the Value-Add Investment Grants (VAIG) for a first round release commencing 14th August 2020.
The VAIG is aimed at supporting agriculture, food and beverage businesses undertaking value adding in Western Australia (or those seeking to expand in, or relocate to, Western Australia). In this context, value adding is defined as any activity that transforms WA agricultural production from its original or raw form (i.e. commodities) into a state which is perceived as more valuable to the end consumer (i.e. products), thereby accruing higher margins to the producer.
The Value Add Incentive Grant is targeted at all WA businesses or facilities (or businesses relocating or expanding to WA) that:
This program supports projects that are located across Western Australia including the Perth metropolitan area.
The VAIG program will not fund investments or de-risking projects relating to “on-farm” primary production activities.
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 Round One of VAIG is 9th October 2020 at 5:00 pm AWST.
Incomplete applications and/or applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
Prior to submitting your application please ensure you have reviewed the Guidelines and FAQs. Click here to view the webpage and the reference documents.
For queries about the guidelines, deadlines or questions on this form, please contact us by email email@example.com and allow up to 2 business days for a response. If you have any technical issues with submitting your proposal through this online system please contact Liba Jelinek on (08) 9368 3093.
DPIRD will store personal information collected in this application, supporting documentation and any grant administration, monitoring and evaluation activities in compliance with its obligations under the Privacy Act 1988. DPIRD are also subject to the Freedom of Information Act 1992 and documents in the possession of these agencies are subject to these provisions.
To be eligible to apply for the VAIG Program, your application must be related to value add processing of agricultural production in Western Australia; and the applicant must meet ALL of the following criteria:
Please provide evidence that supports your eligibility for Round One of VAIG.
Documentation that demonstrates eligibility includes (but is not limited to) company annual reports, or financial statements (two years), statements from certified public accounts, credentials of the owners/senior management team and case studies of previous projects.
All information provided as part of this application will remain commercial-in-confidence unless stated otherwise.
If you partially meet eligibility criteria or are unsure about what the criteria mean, please contact us on +61 8 9368 3853 before proceeding with your application.