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Local Capability Fund

Local Capability Fund 

The purpose of the Local Capability Fund (LCF) 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 for activities such as planning, improvements to internal infrastructure, plant and equipment and training.

Rounds available for the 2020/21 financial year can be found below. 

How to Apply? 

You can submit your application online via the SmartyGrants portal.

lcf.smartygrants.com.au

Closed Rounds

The following rounds of the Local Capability Fund are now closed. 

COVID-19 Business Recovery and Growth Round

The purpose of this round is to assist Western Australian SMEs that supply to priority industry sectors and whose business operations have been adversely impacted by the COVID 19 pandemic. This round is also open to industry associations.

Grant funding will be 75% of eligible costs up to a maximum of $100,000.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Manufacturing Round

The purpose of this round is to assist Western Australian SMEs seeking to manufacture PPE. The round is open to businesses who currently manufacture PPE or those who realistically aspire to do so.

Grant funding will be on a sliding scale of 50% - 90% of eligible costs up to a maximum of $500,000.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Market Feasibility Study Round

The purpose of this round is to assist Western Australian SMEs to undertake a market feasibility study into the manufacture of PPE items. The round is open to businesses who currently manufacture PPE or those who aspire to do so.

Grant funding will be 50% of eligible costs up to a maximum of $20,000.

Aboriginal Business Round

The objective of the Aboriginal Business Round is to provide Western Australian Aboriginal businesses state-wide with funding support to enhance their capacity, capability and competitiveness to participate as suppliers of products, services and works to Western Australian State or Local Government agencies, the Australian Government and the private sector.

The level of funding support under the Aboriginal Business Round is 75% of eligible costs up to a maximum of $100,000 (excluding GST) per successful applicant.

Major State Government Projects Round

The objective of this round is to assist Western Australian SMEs improve their capability and capacity to supply to major State Government civil construction and infrastructure projects.

The level of funding support under the LCF is 75% of eligible costs up to a maximum of $100,000 (excluding GST) per successful applicant. 

Supplying Key Private and Public Sector Markets Round

The objective of the Supplying Key Private and Public Sector Markets Round of the LCF is to assist Western Australian Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) that supply to priority market sectors to enhance their capacity, capability and competitiveness to supply to these markets. 

The level of funding support is 75% of eligible costs up to a maximum of $100,000 (excluding GST) per successful applicant. 

National and International Standards Compliance Round

The objective of the National and International Standards Compliance Round is to assist Western Australian SMEs with the costs of engaging external expertise to carry out the implementation and third party certification of national and international standards.

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

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