On 17 March 2016 the Victorian Government launched the Future Industries Sector Strategies, together with the Sector Growth Program.
The Future Industries Fund is now open for applications.
You can apply for funding under one of the following programs:
Future Industries Fund
The $200 million Future Industries Fund is focused on industry sectors that have the potential to drive significant jobs growth and attract investment into the future:
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Sector Growth Program
The Sector Growth Program provides grant funding for Victorian-based projects that align with future industries sector strategies. The program comprises two funding streams: up to $100,000 is available for scoping, planning and feasibility studies, and up to $1 million is available to implement projects aligned with the future industries sector strategies that will generate new jobs and increase competitiveness of Victorian businesses.
All grants must be matched by a minimum cash co-contributions of $1 for every $1 granted. Applications for either stream of the Sector Growth Program must be submitted on behalf of a consortium of organisations that includes at least one Victorian Small to Medium Enterprise (SME).
Find out more about the program and eligibility in the Fact Sheet and Program Guidelines below.
New Energy Jobs Fund
The $20 million New Energy Jobs Fund will support Victorian-based projects that create long-term sustainable jobs, increase the uptake of renewable energy generation, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and drive innovation in new energy technologies.
Funding to support new energy technology projects will be available through three annual grant rounds. Up to $5 million is available for round one which is now open and will close on 16 March 2016.
The second and third grant rounds are expected to open early in 2016 and 2017. Find out more about the program and eligibility in the Fact Sheet and Program Guidelines below:
Grants for up to $500,000 are now available under the Manufacturing Program to assist companies to implement new manufacturing technologies and processes that will provide a critical foundation for growth. All grants must be matched by a minimum cash co-contribution of $3 for every $1 granted.
Find out more about the program and eligibility in the Fact Sheet and Program Guidelines below:Future Industries Manufacturing Fact Sheet (PDF 59.63 KB)
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The Future Industries Ministerial Advisory Council
The Victorian Government established a Ministerial Advisory Council to help develop the Future Industries Fund initiative. The members include:
- David Bartlett (Chair), former Premier of Tasmania
- Nixon Apple, Alternate Director, Australian Super
- Jeff Connolly, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Siemens group, Australia Pacific region
- Gabrielle Coyne, Former Chief Executive Officer, Penguin Random House Asia Pacific
- Professor Linda Kristjanson, Vice-Chancellor, Swinburne University of Technology
- Dr Leonie Walsh, Lead Scientist Victorian Government
- Justin Hanney (Ex officio member) Lead Deputy Secretary, Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources.
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