The State Government has announced a new round of Local Capability Fund to assist regionally-based Aboriginal businesses to secure procurement opportunities in the public and private sectors.
The new round will provide eligible Aboriginal businesses with funding of 75% of costs up to $20,000 for activities to help them better prepare to participate as suppliers of goods, services and works to Federal, State or Local Government agencies and the private sector.
Activities eligible for funding will include assistance to meet essential pre-qualification requirements for supply-chain entry, purchase and upgrade of essential equipment, consultancy engagements related to a range of expertise, including occupational health and safety, marketing and finance.
Small and medium sized regional Aboriginal businesses are encouraged to apply and seize this opportunity to build their capability and competitiveness. The Industry Link Advisory Service and nine Local Content Advisers across the state will be the main contact points for applicants.
This new round of LCF is open until 31 December 2018 and is an addition to the existing LCF - Western Australian Industry Participation Strategy (WAIPS) round.
Regional Development Minister Alannah MacTiernan announced the new LCF round at the WA Industry Link Regional Roadshow in Broome.