Investment programs and funding opportunities

Page last updated: Friday, 9 October 2020 - 10:03am

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To support Western Australian agriculture and food businesses in their efforts to become investment ready, there are a number of programs and funding opportunties available.

Investor Ready Grant Program

The Investor Ready Grant Program is a competitive funding program that will support to established Western Australia agrifood businesses that have identified a need to raise external capital to support an expansion of their business. Successful businesses will be able to use grant funding to access professional services including investment and financial planning, business coaching and legal advice, to prepare them to engage with investors to raise capital.


In 2020, DPIRD are again Strategic Partners for AgriFutures’ evokeAG conference, providing support for Investor-ready Western Australian agtech projects and businesses investor-ready businesses to apply for funding to attend the evokeAG event.

EOI's are open now for up to six businesses, to received $1500 towards costs of attending the February 2020 event.

HARVEST Accelerator 2.0

The HARVEST Accelerator 2.0 program is a state-wide technology accelerator, focused on fast-tracking connections, pathways and funding for late-stage agtech startups and SMEs. The program has been developed for companies looking to explore new opportunities to innovate, value add, up-scale and identify new markets. 

Harvest 3.0 is coming soon!

Value Add Agribusiness Investment Fund

The Value Add Agribusiness Investment Attraction Fund supports WA businesses to invest in new projects or expansion opportunities that will build competitiveness, adopt innovative technologies and grow their operations.  It also enables the State to support interstate and national businesses to relocate or establish new operations in regional WA, creating jobs and driving economic growth.

In round one, more than $2.5 million was awarded to incentive investment into 17 regional value adding businesses, and almost $500 000 to support seven businesses in planning and feasibility to support investment decision.