AgriFood and Beverage Voucher Program WA


The Agrifood and Beverage Voucher Program provides small to medium agrifood and beverage businesses with vouchers to engage business consultants or technical experts.

Open
Close date: 11 Dec 2020 12:00 AM AEDT.

What do you get?

Vouchers of up to $30,000.

Who is this for?

Small to medium Western Australian agrifood and beverage businesses.

Overview

Vouchers may be used to support contracting of professional consultancy services in 1 or more of the following categories:

  • business planning (e.g. business evaluation/plan)
  • quality assurance (e.g. quality planning, QA certification and HACCP plans)
  • market positioning (e.g. marketing plan, competitor analysis, market segmentation, customer insights, branding and packaging design)
  • technology and digital advisory (e.g. expert evaluation and compatibility/integration planning of automation opportunities, e-commerce platform planning, supply chain security planning)
  • export capability development (e.g. export market identification and prioritization, competitor and product analysis, development of pricing strategies, country specific labelling and packaging requirements)
  • technical expertise (e.g. food scientist advisory; waste management planning)
  • planning for investment (e.g. structure for capital raising, financial projections, investment memorandum, pitch decks)
  • transitioning to manufacturing (e.g. complete prefeasibility studies, business planning, product development or organizational design work to prepare for new food and beverage manufacturing lines building on primary production of food in WA)

Eligible businesses may apply for up to 3 vouchers in 3 different categories (to a maximum of $30,000) for this round and are required to match the voucher funding dollar-for-dollar.

What are the eligibility criteria?

To be eligible, you must:

  • be a food or beverage manufacturer for all voucher categories, or a food producer intending to transition to food or beverage manufacturing for the ‘Transitioning to Manufacturing’ category
  • be registered in Western Australia with an Australian business number (ABN)
  • have 200 or fewer employees
  • have an annual sales turnover of between $100,000 and $50 million for regional and between $200,000 and $50 million for metropolitan based business
  • have operated for a minimum of 18 months

How do you apply?

You can find out more about eligibility and how to apply at AgriFood and Beverage Voucher Program.