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Securing Raw Materials Program Round 2

The Securing Raw Materials Program helps businesses to move or expand into regional areas, and partner with regional universities or organisations to research and develop innovative and locally sourced raw material supplies.
This grant is currently closed to applications

What do you get?

Grants from $250,000 to $5 million.

Who is this for?

Australian trading corporations who will relocate or expand to a regional area, conduct a research project and will have at least 10 full-equivalent employees at the new site.


The Securing Raw Materials Program provides businesses with up to $5 million to relocate or expand into regional Australia and partner with a regional university or research organisation to undertake research into, and/or development of, innovative and locally sourced raw material supplies (including establishing new suppliers or products and value adding to existing known supplies). The program recognises that establishing or securing a supply of raw materials is a crucial element of business success.

The program will:

  • support research into and/or development of innovative and locally sourced raw material supplies and capitalise on a region’s comparative advantages
  • increase economic activity, diversity and jobs in regional areas, including by establishing new industry sectors, businesses and suppliers
  • support and strengthen partnerships between industry and regional universities and research organisations located in regional areas.

The intended outcomes of the program are:

  • industry growth and economic resilience in regional Australia
  • stronger supply of, and access to, innovative and improved raw materials for industry
  • increased research, investment and economic capacity in Australia’s regions.

There is a total of $29 million over four years available for this grant round.

Grants will be from $250,000 to $5,000,000. The grant amount will be up to 50% of eligible project costs.

This page is for Round 2 of the program. Round 1 was open to businesses located in capital cities relocating or expanding to regional areas. Round 2 has been broadened to include businesses located in regional areas that will expand to a different regional area to deliver on the program objectives.


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Key documents

Grant opportunity guidelines

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Sample application form

pdf · 0.76 MB docx · 0.14 MB

Sample grant agreement

pdf · 0.92 MB docx · 0.15 MB

Board or CEO approval letter

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Accountants declaration template

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