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Supply Chain Resilience Initiative


The Supply Chain Resilience Initiative provides up to $2 million to establish or scale a manufacturing capability or a related activity to address supply chain vulnerabilities for a critical product or input identified in the Sovereign Manufacturing Capability Plan.

Open
Close date: 12 Aug 2021 05:00 PM AEST.

What do you get?

Grants from $50,000 to $2 million.

Who is this for?

A manufacturing business or a business within the manufacturing supply chain.

Overview


Applicants should demonstrate how their project:

  • builds a better understanding of critical supply chains
  • works with industry to identify supply options to address vulnerabilities
  • addresses vulnerabilities identified in the Sovereign Manufacturing Capability Plan by incentivising Australian businesses to invest in capabilities through new equipment, technology, skills and processes.

Successful applicants and projects will contribute to the program’s goals. The program aims to:

  • improve Australia’s resilience to future supply chain shocks
  • facilitate diversification of supply options and increase investment in the economy
  • enable diversification into export markets and reduce reliance on domestic markets
  • improve collaboration between domestic and international manufacturers and suppliers
  • mitigate supply chain risks for critical products
  • enhance visibility and transparency of the supply chain for critical products
  • accelerate digitalisation and deeper integration of technology
  • optimise supply chain performance.

Eligibility


What are the eligibility criteria?

Eligibile entities

To be eligible you must:

  • have an Australian Business Number (ABN)
  • be non-tax-exempt
  • be registered for the Goods and Services Tax (GST)
  • be an entity incorporated in Australia and a trading corporation

If you are a trading corporation, your trading activities must:

  • form a sufficiently significant proportion of the corporation’s overall activities as to merit it being described as a trading corporation; or
  • are a substantial and not merely peripheral activity of the corporation.

Eligible projects

For your project to be eligible, your application must show:

  • a minimum of $100,000 in eligible project expenditure
  • that you are a manufacturing business or a business within the manufacturing supply chain
  • that your project addresses supply chain vulnerabilities associated with critical product categories identified in the Sovereign Manufacturing Capability Plan
  • evidence from your board (or chief executive officer or equivalent if there is no board) that the project is supported
  • that you can complete the project and meet the costs of the project not covered by grant funding
  • how you will provide your share of project costs.

We provide an accountant declaration template to help you confirm you can fund your share of the project costs, including any ineligible expenditure.

Critical product categories

There are two eligible critical product categories for this grant opportunity:

  • Biopharmaceuticals (medicines)
  • Agricultural Production Chemicals.

The Sovereign Manufacturing Capability Plan includes detail about each of these categories.

Applying


How do you apply?

You should read the grant opportunity guidelines and sample grant agreement before you apply.

When the grant is available, you must submit your application through the online portal. You’ll need to set up an account when you first log into the portal. The portal allows you to apply for and manage a grant or service in a secure online environment.

Apply now for the Supply Chain Resilience Initiative

Before you apply, make sure you:

  • read the guidelines
  • read the sample agreement

Further guidance


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Need help?

  • Contact us for help with your application or to find out more.

  • Monday – Friday, 8am – 8pm across Australia

Key documents


Grant opportunity guidelines

Sample grant agreement

Sample application form

Board or CEO approval letter - Supply Chain Resilience Initiative

Accountant declaration – Supply Chain Resilience Initiative