Round 2 of the Regional Food Producers Innovation and Productivity Grants announced

Posted by Editorial on 8th April 2009

Expressions of interest are invited for Round 2 of the Regional Food Producers Innovation and Productivity Program.

Under the program, competitive, matched-funding grants – generally between $50 000 and $2 million are available to food and seafood businesses to undertake projects that will help boost the productivity, profitability and competitiveness of Australia’s regional food producing industry.

The application documentation has changed since Round 1.

To submit an expression of interest, a company needs to register their details and proposed project. After an initial eligibility check, DAFF (Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry) will then forward an expression of interest form for you to complete. Registrations for Round 2 close at 5.00pm Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) Monday 22 June 2009.

Expressions of interest close at 5.00pm Monday 6 July 2009.

Program guidelines, registration forms and frequently asked questions (FAQs) can be found at: www.daff.gov.au/foodinnovation.

For more details, phone: 1800 631 715 or email: foodinnovation@daff.gov.au

The Food Industry Association of WA is holding a workshop on Tuesday May 26, 9 am to assist those interested in submitting a project proposal.