Industry Facilitation and Support Program – Regional Round
Financial assistance up to $20,000 for small to medium sized enterprises.
Industry Facilitation and Support Program – Regional Round is now open.
The Department of Commerce recognises that a number of businesses based and headquartered in regional Western Australia are keen to secure more opportunities as suppliers to major resource projects and the State Government market in the State.
Factors such as the increasing use of modular construction technology, global supply chains, increased competition from Asia and changed project business/procurement models have had a significant impact on the local content market in respect to resource projects.
To help address this issue, the department is providing targeted financial assistance through the Industry Facilitation and Support Program to assist Western Australian regionally based and headquartered businesses to improve their competitiveness and/or capacity to service the resources industry and the public sector market.
Open to regionally based and headquartered businesses supplying or seeking to supply goods, services or works to:
- The mining industry
- Resource processing
- Gas supply
- Water supply
- Power supply
- Construction of mining infrastructure
- State Government agencies
The following activities are eligible for funding:
- Temporary expert assistance for prequalification
- Improvements to internal business infrastructure
- Specialist training
Level of funding support
Applicants can claim up to 50 per cent of approved eligible expenditure to a maximum of $20,000.
The payment of the State Government’s contribution under the Industry Facilitation and Support Program – Regional Round will only be made to a successful applicant following the submission to the Department of written evidence that the activity has been completed and paid for.
The funding is made possible through the State Government’s Royalties for Regions program, which is administered by the Department of Regional Development and Lands.
Applications will be collectively assessed on a monthly basis from 15 November 2012. This monthly process will continue until the funds for this program have been fully committed, at which time the program will be closed. It is recommended that you contact Mark Elliott from the Department (contact details are provided below) prior to preparing and submitting your application to ensure availability of funds.
Applicants are encouraged to read the Industry Facilitation and Support Program – Regional Round Application Form v2.1 User Guide, which is designed to assist applicants in completing and submitting a higher standard of application.
Senior Project Officer
Industry Participation Branch
Tel: +61 8 92638006