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Archived Grant Opportunity View - GO2900

Manufacturing Modernisation Fund

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Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources
Close Date & Time:
31-Oct-2019 5:00 pm (ACT Local Time)
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Primary Category:
261001 - Industry Innovation
Publish Date:
ACT, NSW, VIC, SA, WA, QLD, NT, TAS, Administered Territories
Selection Process:
Open Competitive


The $50 million Manufacturing Modernisation Fund supports manufacturers to modernise, adopt new technologies, become more productive and create more jobs by co-funding capital investments and associated reskilling.

Modernisation can include technology upgrades, efficiency upgrades, such as energy or process optimisation, or more transformative changes to your business, which will allow you to produce new products or diversify into new markets.

The program aims to: 

  • support investment in efficient and transformative manufacturing processes by small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs)

  • support jobs growth and a more highly skilled workforce in the manufacturing sector

The program will run over 3 years and will be delivered through two streams of funding: 

  • an estimated $20 million for matched grants of between  $50,000 to $100,000 for small scale  technology and efficiency investments

  • an estimated $30 million for larger grants between $100,000 to $1 million, on a three to one funding basis,  to support transformative investments in technologies and processes

The maximum grant period is 2 years.


To be eligible you must: 

  • be an entity incorporated in Australia
  • engage in trading activities that:

    • Form a sufficiently significant proportion of its overall activities; or

    • Are a substantial and not merely peripheral activity of the corporation

You must also:

  • be a manufacturing small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with up to 199 employees (headcount)

  • clearly identify the level of job creation expected

  • provide evidence from your board that the project is supported and you can complete the project and meet the costs of the project not covered by grant funding

For more information on eligibility please refer to the grant opportunity guidelines.

Total Amount Available (AUD):


Estimated Grant Value (AUD):

From $50,000.00 to $1,000,000.00

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