Eight Western Australian businesses have been awarded funding so far this financial year under the METRONET Railcar Procurement round of the Local Capability Fund (LCF).
The purpose of the LCF is to help local businesses improve their capability and competitiveness to supply goods, services and works to the government, major projects and other important markets.
The WA businesses to receive the LCF funding include: Chess Engineering (WA), Sitevisuals, Complete Film Solutions, Tough Glass, IAS Group, Engineered Precision Machining, Vortex Cleaning Solutions (WA) and Frontline Rail.
The fund offered up to $20,000 to eligible businesses for capability-building activities, such as planning, improvements to internal infrastructure, equipment, training and certifications.
Four new rounds of the LCF were launched for 2019-20: METRONET Railcar Procurement, Aboriginal Business, the Future Battery Industry and the Western Australian Industry Participation Strategy (WAIPS).
The WAIPS and Aboriginal Business rounds have been closed and applications are no longer being accepted.
The METRONET Railcar Procurement and Future Battery Industry rounds will remain open until 31 January, 2020 or when funds become exhausted.
The LCF also continues to provide ongoing support for the steel fabrication sector.
To download application forms for current LCF rounds go to the WA Industry Link Portal.