$10 million to support WA-made PPE

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The package will boost WA businesses impacted by COVID-19 and increase supply of locally made PPE.
Two doctors in masks and PPE

A $10 million package will boost Western Australian businesses impacted by COVID-19 and increase the supply of locally made PPE.

Under the Local Capability Fund, three new rounds have been released.

The $6.5 million COVID-19 Business Recovery and Growth round will co-fund up to $100,000 for WA small or medium enterprises impacted by COVID-19 to build their capacity and competitiveness. Funding can be used for things such as upgrading plant and equipment, upskilling staff, improving business infrastructure and engaging specialists to help with a range of needs like online sales solutions and cyber security.

The $3 million PPE Manufacturing round co-funds grants of up to $500,000 per business to assist small and medium enterprises wishing to manufacture PPE such as masks, face visors, coveralls and ventilators.

The final round, PPE Market Feasibility, will allocate up to $20,000 per business to undertake an independent feasibility study into the viability of their PPE-manufacturing proposal.

For more information see the $10 million to support manufacture of WA-made PPE media statement.  

Page reviewed 26 July 2020