Applications are now open for round one of the Victorian Government’s Business Competitiveness Program.
As part of the new Manufacturing and Industry Development Fund, the program is helping to create local jobs and improve international competitiveness by backing Victorian manufacturers to expand their operations and implement new technologies and processes.
Grants of up to 33 per cent of eligible project expenditure, up to a maximum grant amount of $500,000, will be allocated on a competitive basis for projects to be completed within 18 months of receiving the grant.
Eligible projects include the purchase and commissioning of capital equipment, manufacturing product and process improvements, prototyping, evaluation and testing of new products and processes, and supply chain capability development. Further details can be found in the program guidelines linked below.
Go to the Business Victoria website for more information and apply before 20 June.