Thirty Western Australian food and beverage businesses have received funding from the third round of the state government’s Agrifood and Beverage Voucher Program.
The businesses from the South-West, Great Southern, Goldfields-Esperance, Mid-West, Peel, Wheatbelt and the Perth metropolitan area will share in $174,190, matched by recipient contributions.
“This program has received great feedback from past recipients throughout the state who have used the investment to pursue new opportunities and develop new approaches,” WA Agriculture and Food minister Alannah MacTiernan said.
“The initiative continues evolving to address opportunities and challenges facing WA businesses, while building resilience, sustainability, scale, competitiveness and export preparedness. The McGowan government is continuing to deliver for local agrifood businesses, backing their growth and supporting new economic opportunities across the state.”
Recipients include businesses that produce baked goods, wine, specialty foods, manufactured meals, beverages, meats, confectionary, pasta, honey and eggs.
Vouchers with a combined value of up to $15,000 per business will assist food producers to access professional business support services to help grow and develop their enterprises.
A new category for environmental sustainability and social responsibility was added to the program in this round, complementing vouchers to improve business planning, manufacturing for business growth, sales and marketing, and financial health.
Voucher applications support refining quality assurance, improving supply chain linkages and collaborations, expanding production, pursuing sustainability accreditation, biodiversity planning, website renovation, enhancing data collection, branding and marketing.
More than 170 Western Australian agrifood and beverage enterprises have benefitted from the Agrifood and Beverage Voucher Program and the former Expert for a Day pilot program since 2018.
The successful applicants for round three are listed below.
|Organisation Name (Trading As)||Product||Location of Operations||Voucher Category||Amount eligible for voucher|
|Mughal Foods||Baked Goods||Metropolitan Perth||Manufacturing for Business Growth||$1,750|
|Byron and Harold Pty Ltd||Wine||Metropolitan Perth||Environmental Sustainability and Social Responsibility||$10,000|
|Urban Forager||Specialty Foods||Metropolitan Perth||Sales and Marketing||$5,000|
|Miss Chow’s||Manufactured Meals||Metropolitan Perth||Manufacturing for Business Growth||$7,025|
|Keto Kitchen Corner||Specialty Foods||Metropolitan Perth||Sales and Marketing||$2,000|
|The Honeycake||Baked Goods||Metropolitan Perth||Sales and Marketing||$4,240|
|Turban Chopsticks||Specialty Foods||Metropolitan Perth||Business Planning||$5,000|
|Chef’s Delight||Manufactured Meals||Metropolitan Perth||Sales and Marketing||$3,000|
|Republic of Fremantle||Spirits||Metropolitan Perth||Sales and Marketing||$10,000|
|Innate Brewers Pty Ltd||Beer||Metropolitan Perth||Sales and Marketing||$5,000|
|Ilonka Foods||Meats||Metropolitan Perth||Business Planning||$10,000|
|Mancini Pasta||Pasta||Metropolitan Perth||Sales and Marketing||$9,350|
|Gesha Coffee Co.||Coffee||Metropolitan Perth||Manufacturing for Business Growth||$10,000|
|Fremantle Chocolate Pty Ltd||Confectionary||Metropolitan Perth||Financial Health||$6,400|
|Honey in the Garden||Honey||Metropolitan Perth||Sales and Marketing||$4,000|
|Forestland Springs/Margret River Spring Water||Beverages||South-West||Business Planning||$5,000|
|Corymbia Wine Pty Ltd||Wine||South-West||Environmental Sustainability and Social Responsibility||$1,100|
|Stella Bella||Wines||South-West||Environmental Sustainability and Social Responsibility||$1,450|
|South by South West||Wines||South-West||Sales and Marketing
Environmental Sustainability and Social Responsibility
|Margaret River Free Range Eggs||Eggs||South-West||Business Planning
|Old Coast Road Brewery||Beer||South-West||Sales and Marketing||$10,000|
|Wilson Brewing Company||Beer||Great Southern||Sales and Marketing||$4,250|
|Lange Estate||Wine||Great Southern||Sales and Marketing||$10,000|
|Shepherd’s Hut Wines||Wine||Great Southern||Environmental Sustainability and Social Responsibility||$2,000|
|Singlefile Wines Pty Ltd||Wine||Great Southern||Manufacturing for Business Growth||$10,000|
|Le Grand Pty Ltd (Esperance Distillery Co)||Spirits||Goldfields-Esperance||Business Planning
Manufacturing for Business Growth
|Beermullah Beef||Red Meat||Mid-West||Sales and Marketing||$2,000|
|Coral Coast Beef||Red Meat||Mid-West||Sales and Marketing||$1,625|
|King Road Brewing Co||Beer||Peel||Sales and Marketing||$10,000|
|Main Camp WA Pty Ltd||Specialty Food Ingredients||Wheatbelt||Manufacturing for Business Growth||$2,000|
A full list of recipients can be viewed here.