The Victorian Defence Industry Supply Chain Program (VDISCP) offers up to $50,000 to help Victorian Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs*) compete for and win more defence and national security related work.
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Future Industries is about supporting investment in high-growth industries through industry excellence and development projects, including establishing collaborative networks and building supply chain readiness capabilities.
The Victorian Defence Industry Supply Chain Program (VDISCP) is a Future Industries initiative that will support Victorian Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs*) to win more domestic and international defence and national security supply chain work.
The program is open to Victorian SMEs seeking to gain relevant accreditations, prepare tenders, and meet industry specific compliance requirements in the defence and national security industries. It is underpinned by the Defence Technologies sector strategy, which outlines the government's plan for supporting Victoria's thriving defence industry, creating jobs for Victorians, increasing investment in the State and boosting exports.
Read the strategy here at: www.business.vic.gov.au/futureindustries
Up to $50,000 to effectively compete for and potentially win defence and national security related contracts.
To be eligible for support, applicants must be a Victorian SME* that is currently engaged in a defence or national security supply chain or be able to demonstrate a genuine intent to enter a defence or national security supply chain.
Am I eligible?
Applicants must meet the following criteria to be eligible for assistance:
- Be a legal entity that is currently engaged in a defence or national security supply chain or able to demonstrate a genuine intent to enter a defence or national security supply chain
- Be an Small to Medium Enterprise (SME*) with an operating business presence in Victoria
- Have an Australian Business Number (ABN)
- Be able to meet the required cash co-contribution ($1 for every $1 provided)
- Has a proven compliance with all workplace health and safety obligations
- Meets all industrial relation obligations as an employer.
*A business will be considered an SME for the purposes of this Program having regard to: the size of the Australian workforce; ownership structure; and the role the business plays in the Victorian economy. As a guide, the Australian Bureau of Statistics definition of an SME as having fewer than 200 employees (total headcount) will be used as a point of reference for this Program.
What you need to have before applying
For applications above $10,000 and up to $50,000 from companies with two or more years trading history applicants must submit:
- final accounts for the last two financial years, including a Directors' Report & Declaration, Profit & Loss Statement, Balance Sheet and Notes to the Accounts.
- where the latest accounts are more than six months old, up to date management or interim accounts (Profit & Loss Statement and Balance Sheet).
For applications above $10,000 and up to $50,000 from companies with less than two years trading history applicants must submit:
- Financial statements, including Profit and Loss, Balance Sheet and, if available, Cash Flow Statement from the commencement of operations to the date of application.
- Profit and loss projections for two years, including the assumptions upon which the projections are based.
Tips and hints
- It is recommended that potential applicants access the Centre for Defence Industry Capability advisory and facilitation services before submitting an application.
- Potential applicants are encouraged to first discuss their eligibility and proposed project with a staff member at a Regional Development Victoria Office, Victorian Government Business Office or the Victorian Defence Procurement Office (via program contacts below).
Visit - Your local Victoria Government Business Office
Call - 132215
How to apply
Applications must be submitted online.