Investor Ready Grant Program - round 1 now open

Page last updated: Wednesday, 6 November 2019 - 11:35am

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development’s Investor Ready Grant Program is a competitive funding program that will provide financial support to Western Australia (WA) agriculture and food businesses that have identified a need to raise external capital to support an expansion of their business.

Successful agriculture and food businesses will be able to use grant funding to access professional business services including investment and financial planning, business coaching and legal advice, to prepare them to engage with investors to raise capital.

About the Grants

The Investor Ready Grant Program, forms part of the broader Investor Readiness Program, which provides online and printed resources, training and skills development delivered through regional masterclasses and webinars.

The grant program is aimed at supporting regional and metro businesses who are looking to invest in regional Western Australia.

There will be a maximum of $320 000 available in the first round of the Investor Ready Grant Program. Eligible businesses can receive a grant of up to $20 000 (excluding GST) and businesses are required to match the grant funding minimum dollar-for-dollar.

Applications can be made online using SmartyGrants.
Round one applications close 5.00pm (AWST) Friday, 13 December 2019.

More information

For more detailed information about the Investor Ready Grant Program, including eligibility criteria, visit SmartyGrants or alternatively contact an Agribusiness Food and Trade team member by phoning +61 (0)8 9368 3853 or emailing investorreadiness@dpird.wa.gov.au