Local Capability Fund

The Local Capability Fund (LCF) provides businesses with access to funding to improve capacity and competitiveness.

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Applications for the Local capability fund: Wheatbelt, Mid West, Goldfields-Esperance, Kimberley, Great Southern and Gascoyne Regional Rounds open at 12:00PM (AWST), Monday 6 May and close Monday 3 June 2024.


The Local Capability Fund (LCF) helps small and medium enterprises in Western Australia to increase their capability, capacity and competitiveness as suppliers of products, services and works to the Western Australian Government, major projects and other important markets.

The fund can be used for expenses such as:

  • making improvements to internal infrastructure, plant and equipment
  • training
  • meeting pre-qualification requirements for supply-chain entry
  • buying and upgrading essential equipment
  • engaging consultants to advise on matters including occupational health and safety, marketing, finance and cybersecurity
  • planning improvements to internal infrastructure, plant and equipment and training.

The Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation administers this fund.

Key rounds and dates

LCF round nameClosing dateMore
Wheatbelt Regional RoundMonday 3 June 2024Learn more
Mid West Regional RoundMonday 3 June 2024Learn more
Goldfields-Esperance Regional RoundMonday 3 June 2024Learn more
Kimberley Regional Round Monday 3 June 2024Learn more
Great Southern Regional RoundMonday 3 June 2024Learn more
Gascoyne Regional RoundMonday 3 June 2024Learn more
Peel Regional Round3pm (AWST), Thursday 11 April 2024Closed
Pilbara Regional round3pm (AWST), Tuesday 12 December 2023Closed
Standards compliance roundCloses when funding is fully committedClosed
South West Regional round3pm (AWST), Friday 1 December 2023Closed
Digital transformation round3pm (AWST), Wednesday 8 November 2023Closed
Aboriginal business round3pm (AWST), Tuesday 31 October 2023Closed

More about these grant rounds