Enterprise Support Program - Food Innovation Precinct WA

Page last updated: Friday, 24 February 2023 - 9:17am

The Enterprise Support Program (ESP) is a $3.85M competitive grant program, set up in partnership between the Shire of Murray, DevelopmentWA and the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD), which contributed $2.5M.

The grant program is part of the Shire of Murray and DPIRD’s collaboration in the Peel-based Food Innovation Precinct WA.

Applications are open to eligible businesses to access matching funding of up to $600,000 to pursue business innovation, diversification, export capability, product development and commercialisation at the Precinct, by leveraging the leading-edge research capability, incubation space and technologies available.  

Support will be available for small to medium agribusinesses, enterprises and entrepreneurs seeking opportunities to innovate, accelerate business development, commercialise research and to deliver projects that demonstrate:

  • Innovation
  • Diversification
  • Export capability
  • Product development
  • Commercialisation of research

It is intended that the ESP will contribute towards economic diversification, jobs growth, food innovation and improving the export capability of agrifood commodities. Funding is available to eligible participants under the following three streams:

  1. Business/product commercialisation, collaborative research and development
  2. Common use equipment within the Precinct
  3. User incentives to access the Precinct space, facilities and services

Prospective applicants may request up to $600K across the three streams. Successful applicants will have up to 2 years to complete their projects and acquit the funds.

The grant program is designed to help WA businesses realise their business aspirations and generate flow-on economic and employment benefits to the local economy. 

See the Shire of Murray website for more information on the program and how to apply.