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Local Capability Fund

Local Capability Fund 

The Local Capability Fund (LCF) is an initiative under the State Government's Plan for Jobs. The purpose of the fund is to assist small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Western Australia to increase their capability and competitiveness as suppliers of products, services and works to the Western Australian State Government, major projects and other important markets.

The LCF typically provides funding assistance on a dollar for dollar basis for activities such as planning, improvements to internal infrastructure, plant and equipment and training.

Current LCF Rounds

The Local Capability Fund - Regional Aboriginal Business Round

The Local Capability Fund (LCF) - Regional Aboriginal Business round is a State Government initiative to help competitive regionally-based Aboriginal businesses to better prepare to participate as suppliers of products, services and works to State, Federal or Local Government agencies and the private sector.

This round of LCF will provide eligible Aboriginal businesses with up to $20,000 in funding to assist them to secure procurement opportunities in the public and private sectors. Funding will be provided for the following eligible activities:

  • Expert consultant services
  • Purchase and upgrade of equipment
  • Improvements to internal business infrastructure and systems
  • Training and qualifications

Level of funding

The level of funding support under this specific round of the LCF is 75% of eligible costs up to a maximum of $20,000 (excluding GST) per successful applicant.

Industry Engagement

In order to be considered for funding, applicants must detail within the application their engagement with the market, whether they are current or existing suppliers to the market and provide evidence to demonstrate such engagement.

For more information, please contact:

Industry Link Advisory Service - Phone: 08 9222 0722 or industrylink@jtsi.wa.gov.au

Download the application form here - Please save the form before editing.

The Local Capability Fund - WAIPS Round

The Western Australian Industry Participation Strategy (WAIPS) – Local Capability Fund (LCF) round is an initiative under the Government’s Plan for Jobs.

The WAIPS aims to provide local businesses with full, fair and reasonable opportunity to access and win State Government supply contracts. In particular, it focuses on small and medium sized enterprises, which make up approximately 97% of businesses in Western Australia.

This LCF round will focus on competitive SMEs in Western Australia who are seeking to specifically enhance their capabilities, increase their competitiveness and better prepare to participate as suppliers of products, services and works to Western Australian State Government agencies, Government Trading Entities and Local Government – the market.

Funding will be provided for the following eligible activities:

  • Expert consultant services
  • Purchase and upgrade of equipment
  • Improvements to internal business infrastructure and systems
  • Training and qualifications

Level of Funding

The level of funding support under this specific round of the LCF is 50% of eligible costs up to a maximum of $20,000 (excluding GST) per successful applicant. The LCF is a re-imbursement scheme and therefore successful applicants will need to pay for the activity before making a claim for the approved funding support.

Industry Engagement

In order to be considered for funding, applicants must detail within the application their engagement with the market, and provide evidence to demonstrate such engagement. The engagement must support the activities the applicant is seeking funding support for.

For more information, please contact:

Industry Link Advisory Service - Phone: 08 9222 0722 or industrylink@jtsi.wa.gov.au

Download Local Capability Fund application form - Please save the form before editing.

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