Producer Innovation Fast Track Grants

Page last updated: Thursday, 19 January 2023 - 1:00pm

Applications for the Producer Innovation Fast Track Grants program are now open.

Closing date for applications has been extended to 15 February 2023.

Eligible Kimberley and Pilbara pastoral enterprises can apply for funding of up to $20,000 to adopt technologies or innovation to help grow their business.

The Producer Innovation Fast Track (PIFT) Grants program supports pastoral enterprises to adopt proven, regionally-relevant R&D, technologies and innovation to improve their business efficiency and productivity.

The WA Government aims to grow the future value of the northern cattle industry, increase Aboriginal capacity, and create regional jobs.

Check out comments from participants of the past Business Improvement Grants program (2016-2020) who used funding to grow and expand their pastoral businesses.

About PIFT Grants

Funding will be provided to Kimberley and Pilbara pastoral enterprises that meet the eligibility criteria and seek to adopt proven, regionally relevant R&D, technologies and innovation.

The grant program is not competitive, i.e. funding will be awarded to all applicants who meet the selection criteria, however the level of funding may be reduced if oversubscribed.

Funding can be used for adoption of new R&D, technologies and innovation that support improving:

  • Business performance and benchmarking
  • Sustainable rangeland management practices
  • Livestock herd performance
  • Labour performance or efficiency.

More information can be found in the Scheme Guidelines document.

How to apply

Applications close 12pm (AWST) on 15 February 2023 via Smartygrants.

More information

Our Frequently Asked Questions document will support development of your application.

Enquiries can be directed to James Hamersley, Investment Management Team, DPIRD on mobile + 61 (0) 413 565 082 or email piftgrant@dpird.wa.gov.au

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