International Competitiveness Co-Investment Fund

Page last updated: Wednesday, 15 July 2020 - 2:13pm

The International Competitiveness Co-investment Fund (ICCF) is a major grant program of the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) made possible by investment from the Western Australian Government.

To date, $3 million has been committed by the State Government over three rounds of grants through what was formerly known as the Grants for Asian Market Exports (GAME).

In 2019-20, Western Australia (WA), and the world at large, experienced the outbreak of a novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. This has resulted in significant global economic and social disruption including the ability of the WA agriculture and food (agrifood) and beverage exporting sector to operate and trade in international markets.

The first round of the International Competitiveness Co-investment Fund valued at $800,000 provides grants of between $50,000 and $100,000 to help businesses to rebuild their existing Asian market business relationships disrupted by COVID-19 and to develop and implement strategies to capture export market opportunities and attract investment that will lead to direct benefits to regional Western Australia. 

The Fund also aims to:

  • Provide WA agrifood businesses with the capability to access and develop export markets; and
  • Support WA agrifood businesses to achieve consistent business growth through enhanced international competitiveness and strategic customer relationships in high value, premium export markets.

Applications open on Wednesday, 15 July 2020 and close 11:00pm (AWST) on Wednesday, 12 August 2020.

Webinars providing further information on the ICCF and how to apply will be held on:

Tuesday 28 July 2020:  1:30-2:30pm (AWST)

Wednesday 29 July 2020:  10:00-11:00am (AWST)

To register your attendance at one of these webinars, please sign up on eventbrite.

How to apply

Interested in applying? Find out more from the Application Guidelines, and Frequently Asked Questions or email

International Competitiveness Co-investment Fund - Round One Application - Apply online

Details of other grants awarded under the Grants for Asian Market Exports (GAME) program.