New agrifood trade grants now open

WA agrifood businesses can now apply for up to $100,000 in new grants from the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD).

A total of $2.7 million, on a dollar-for-dollar basis, is available for round two of the International Competitiveness Co-investment Fund (ICCF).

The State Government has previously provided $3.85m over four rounds of grants through round one of the ICCF, which was formerly known as the Grants for Asian Market Exports (GAME).

Funding for ICCF round two is for projects to be run over two years from 2021-22 to 2022-23. It aims to:

  • provide WA agrifood businesses with the capability to access and develop international export markets;
  • support WA agrifood businesses to achieve consistent business growth through enhanced international competitiveness and strategic customer relationships in high-value, premium international export markets; and
  • support WA exporters in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to maintain and further develop their relationships with existing and new international customers.

The program also seeks to support WA agrifood businesses to develop and implement strategies to capture export market opportunities including those with discerning consumers looking for agrifood products with sustainability-related attributes that will lead to direct benefits for regional Western Australia.

Grants of between $20,000 and $100,000 are available to aspiring, emerging and established exporters.

Applications are open and close at 9.00pm on Friday February 4, 2022.

CCIWA’s International Trade Team (ITIC) has the experience and expertise to assist WA agrifood businesses accessing the ICCF to identify and develop international export markets and further develop their relationships with existing and new international customers through a series of engagement strategies.

We’re here to help businesses reduce the time, cost and risk of going global. Contact the team for a free consultation on (08) 9365 7620 or via trade@cciwa.com.

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