Funding for Innovators and Entrepreneurs is available now

Funding opportunities in WA at the moment now include funding for innovators and entrepreneurs. Direct update from the desk of Hon Dave Kelly BA MLA Minister for Water; Fisheries; Forestry; Innovation and ICT; Science, here is the downlow.

Funding to elevate WA innovators and entrepreneurs

Wednesday, 6 March 2019
  • Local innovators and entrepreneurs can now apply for grants of up to $20,000
  • Innovation Vouchers Program focuses on creating and supporting WA jobs
  • Program supported by the McGowan Government’s $16.7m New Industries Fund

Local innovators and entrepreneurs with a bright business idea are being offered grants from the McGowan Government, to help grow their innovation for the benefit of Western Australian jobs and the economy.

Applications are now open for the latest round of the McGowan Government’s Innovation Vouchers Program, which supports small to medium enterprises.

Past recipients have used the vouchers to pursue a variety of business endeavours, from prototyping a specialised pump for open heart surgery (Triphasic Cardiac Pump Pty Ltd, Kallaroo, Perth) to developing a new tool to make barbed wire fence installation safer (Red Rust Contracting, Kununurra, East Kimberley).

Another previous voucher recipient was Orchid Valley Pet Co. in Kojonup which specialises in creating eco-friendly pet caskets, cremation products and comforting bereavement gifts sold throughout Australia. The company used its voucher to travel to the United Kingdom to research potential sales to overseas markets. The fact-finding mission proved successful with Orchid Valley Pet Co. now selling and exporting to the United Kingdom.

Applications to this year’s round of Innovation Vouchers close on March 29, 2019.

If you’re looking for direct info on Innovation Vouchers, you can make contact here.

Not sure if your idea fits?

Come and talk to us at Business Great Southern! We can help you every step of the way: from figuring out if your idea is viable, to getting you an ABN to helping you with all the nitty gritty and legalese. We can also help you apply for the Innovation Vouchers if you need. Call us on 98418809 or email us on