Funding for WA agrifood businesses

Page last updated: Thursday, 14 May 2020 - 1:58pm

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development's (DPIRD) Agribusiness, Food and Trade (AFT) area offers a number of funding initiatives to support Western Australian agrifood businesses.

These funds enable opportunities for upskilling, capacity building, supporting business growth, and developing strategies to attract investment, capture export market opportunities, create more jobs and increase capital in WA.

Grant and voucher programs

Funding programs available to support WA agrifood businesses



Agrifood and Beverage Voucher Program Closed

Value Add Agribusiness Investment Attraction Fund


Investor Readiness Grant Program


Agrifood and Beverage Voucher Program (Round 1 - $630k)

Open now - applications closed 5.00pm (AWST) Friday 13 March 2020

Vouchers valued up to $10 000 (ex GST) are available on a dollar for dollar co-contribution basis to help eligible businesses gain expert advice across business planning, quality assurance, market positioning, technology; export capability development and other technical services.

Travel assistance vouchers of up to $2000 (ex GST) for regional agrifood and beverage businesses are also available to businesses investigating ag-tech or food-tech manufacturing technologies that improve productivity and profitability.

For more information, visit Agrifood and Beverage Voucher Program.


Value Add Agribusiness Investment Attraction Fund
(Round 2 - $4.55m)

Open now - applications closed 5.00pm (AWST) Friday 13 March 2020

Value adding agrifood businesses and processors with interests in the regions can now apply for round 2 of the State Government grant to grow and scale up capacity to capture new opportunities that take their enterprise to the next level.

  • Capital Expenditure: Up to $3 million available. Up to $300 000 per business towards capital expenditure related to investment in expansion or relocation of value add production and processing businesses in regional WA.
  • De-risking Investment: Up to $550 000 available. Up to $100 000 per business towards de-risking investment in value adding enterprises.
  • Agrifood Technology Investment Fund: Up to $1 million available. Up to $100 000 per business to support value adding businesses to invest in globally competitive ag-tech and food-tech.

For more information on eligibility and selection criteria, visit Value Add Agribusinness Investment Attraction Fund or contact the Investment team on +61 (0)8 9368 3853.


Investor Readiness Grant Program ($320 000)

Closed - applications closed 5.00pm (AWST) Monday, 13 January 2020

The Investor Readiness Program includes the offer of a competitive grant program that supports WA agrifood businesses to become ‘investor ready’ by supporting access to relevant professional services. Eligible businesses can receive a grant of up to $20 000 (ex GST) and are required to match the grant funding dollar-for-dollar.

Free Webinars and Masterclasses will be available to businesses between February and June 2020. Please see the link below for more information. 

For more information, visit Investor Readiness Program.