Local manufacturers are encouraged by Nationals Member for Shepparton District, Kim O’Keeffe, to apply for funding under The Made in Victoria program, to expand operations, boost productivity, generate local jobs, and to transition to net zero emissions.
“Manufacturing is a major contributor to our economy, providing the largest economic output across all industries in Greater Shepparton, and the largest total imports,” said Ms O’Keeffe.
“The Goulburn Valley is home to many manufacturers that are known on a global stage and these businesses generate billions for our local economy, as well as employment opportunities.”
There are two funding rounds now open. Small and medium-sized Victorian manufacturers can apply for grants under Round 2 of the Made in Victoria – Manufacturing Growth Program.
Grants of up to $250,000 will support businesses to introduce new technologies, improve productivity and competitiveness in local and global supply chains, upskill workers and create new jobs. Round 2 closes December 19, 2023.
Applications are also open for the Made in Victoria – Energy Technologies Manufacturing Program to support manufacturers to purchase or develop new equipment, skills, or technology enabling them to capitalise on renewable energy opportunities.
Grants of between $100,000 and $750,000 are available to increase capacity to manufacture components for zero emissions and renewable energy supply chains. This round closes December 13, 2023.
“These grants are a fantastic opportunity to secure investment into projects that will make manufacturing more sustainable and to expand operations and capabilities of staff and equipment,” Ms O’Keeffe said.
Letters of support for grant applications can be obtained from Ms O’Keeffe by contacting her office on 03 5831 6944 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with details of your project.
For more information, visit Business Victoria’s website – https://business.vic.gov.au/grants-and-programs