Wine Industry Newsletter

Capital investment grant available to wine producers

The Value Add Investment Grants (VAIG) Program supports agriculture, food and beverage businesses to invest in the expansion or relocation of their value adding and manufacturing operations in WA.

The VAIG is a major competitive grant program of the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD), which is designed to build resilience within the agribusiness, food and beverage value adding industries and reduce WA’s reliance on imported products.

As part of the State's broader economic development and recovery post-pandemic, VAIG Round Two aims to strengthen and diversify the WA economy by supporting investments in new manufacturing capability which result in reducing WA’s reliance on imported products, supports business growth, fosters innovation and creates jobs.

This stream provides funds to eligible applicants for the implementation of capital investment projects to expand, diversify or relocate their value adding and processing operations in WA.

Capital investment funding assistance may be available for new investment or bringing forward planned investment projects in existing businesses that involve value adding post harvest or production.

Up to $6 million is available for individual grants of $250 000 to $750 000. Recipients must provide at least $1 of cash co-contribution for every $1 of funding (1:1) received.

Applying for funding is a two-stage process:

  • Stage One is an open Expression of Interest process (EOI) allowing businesses to submit a short project summary. No funding will be awarded at this stage. Projects will be assessed and those considered to have high potential will be invited to submit a detailed grant application in Stage Two. EOI Applications open 9am on Wednesday 27 April 2022.
  • Stage Two will be a closed, invite-only grant process for the successful projects from Stage One.  It will be a competitive process with all applications assessed on their merits by an independent assessment panel.

EOI Applications open 9am (AWST) Wednesday 27 April 2022 and will close 5pm (AWST) Wednesday 22 June 2022.

Further details on the Value Add Investment Grants and specifically the Capital Investment Stream is available on the DPIRD website.