Vouchers to help food businesses access experts

  • Up to $700,000 available under Round 2 of the McGowan Government’s Agrifood and Beverage Voucher Program
  • Vouchers available to food and beverage businesses to grow their operations and create local jobs 
  • The McGowan Government is making up to $700,000 available for agrifood and beverage businesses to grow and diversify their operations.

    The second round of the Agrifood and Beverage Voucher Program is now open, with businesses encouraged to apply for vouchers of up to $10,000 to access expert advice.

    The Western Australian program supports small to medium enterprises to engage a professional consultant or technical expert to support their business across nine categories: Business Planning; Quality Assurance; Market Positioning; E-Commerce Planning; Digital and Technology Advice; Export Capability Building; Technical Expertise; Planning for Investment; and Transitioning to Manufacturing.

    Vouchers are available for eligible agrifood and beverage businesses across metropolitan and regional areas on a dollar for dollar co-contribution basis.

    Applications close on December 11, 2020. More information is available at the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development’s website at https://www.agric.wa.gov.au/AFBvoucherprogram 

    As stated by Agriculture and Food Minister Alannah MacTiernan:

    “There are many WA food and beverage businesses who are looking for professional advice on the best strategies to grow their operations and reach the next stage of development.

    “This program has already provided 73 vouchers to food and beverage businesses across the State.

    “It has helped WA businesses become more adaptable and competitive – from seafood companies developing new export lines to Singapore to a cider company rebranding to become more competitive and a wine company developing a new e-commerce platform.

    “As we continue our recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, now is the perfect time for local agribusinesses to take the next step of growth, helping to drive local jobs around the State.”

    /Public Release. View in full here.