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Has your food business tapped into grant opportunities? Bec Wiley, Chief Financial Officer, Wiley

The importance of the food industry to Australia’s economic future is being recognised in the grant space, with a number of grant opportunities on offer at both the federal and state level.

G

rants and programs sup-

With automation and data analytics key

New technologies and processes are also

porting sustainability and

to the future success of the food industry,

supported under Victoria’s Future Industries

renewable energy initiatives

South Australia’s Manufacturing Technolo-

Manufacturing Program with grants of up

as well as export development

gies Program and Big Data Connect Program

to $500,000 available.

continue to be available, for

can provide the catalyst for businesses to

On a national level, the Rural Industries

which businesses in the food and agriculture

leapfrog in this area with grants on offer

Research & Development Corporation’s

sectors are well placed to benefit.

to businesses looking to evaluate, assess,

(RIRDC) research funding program, which

In South Australia, the Advanced Food

trial and adopt new technologies. In Victoria,

can support research programs in a number

Manufacturing (AFM) Grant Program is con-

the state’s Regional Jobs and Infrastructure

of industries including chicken meat and

sidering EOIs for grants of up to $100,000

Fund has a number of programs where

honey bee and pollination, opened in August.

for co-funded projects from South Australian

food and agri-food can benefit. Under the

A myriad of grant opportunities are on

food and beverage manufacturers (exclud-

Innovation and Productivity stream, food and

offer or upcoming (open but not yet ac-

ing wine) and public or private research

fibre is a designated emerging sector which

cepting applications) for businesses. If your

technology providers that strengthen the

draws preference for assistance with new

food business is considering or exploring

food industry’s innovation capabilities and

technology and infrastructure projects that

opportunities, new processes or technolo-

improve productivity, profitability and com-

improve the efficiency and competitiveness

gies or moving premises, would possible

petitiveness.

of regional businesses.

financial assistance be an enabler?

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