Applications Open For Next Round Of Boost Your Business

04 June 2018

More Victorian businesses will be able to access vital support to create jobs and enhance growth with applications for the second round of the Andrews Labor Government’s successful Boost Your Business vouchers now open.

The first round attracted significant interest and provided funding of more than $3 million to support over 100 businesses across Victoria.

Under Boost Your Business, vouchers are awarded to eligible businesses in streams covering Advanced Manufacturing, Asia Gateway, Food Innovation and Social Enterprise Capability.

For the second round, two additional streams – Defence, Aerospace and Security and Victoria-Israel Innovation – have been included as part of the program.

The vouchers provide funding for businesses to partner with industry experts, including the CSIRO and leading university research centres – to help them develop new products, improve business processes and systems, identify new export markets, undertake research and development and gain certification.

Businesses can receive vouchers up to a maximum value of $25,000 or $50,000 depending on the stream with applications closing on 13 July.

One of the successful companies to receive a voucher in round one was the Milawa Cheese Company – who will be able to improve their business systems and operations to increase the scale of cheese production.

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Quotes attributable to Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll

“We’re helping Victorian businesses create jobs by unlocking their potential and supporting their product and market access ambitions.”

“The first round supported over 100 businesses across the state – this second round will mean even more companies have access to the support they need to grow and innovate.”

Quotes attributable to Minister for Trade and Investment Philip Dalidakis

“The Asia Gateway stream of Boost Your Business supports big and small businesses to trade and engage with the largest markets on the planet.”

“The expert program partners will help business strengthen export networks and develop the skills required to build relationships with buyers and key decision makers across Asia.”

The successful Boost Your Business voucher recipients from the first round by stream, include:

Advanced Manufacturing Asia Gateway
A Bending Company Amino Active International
Air Radiators Andatech Corporation Pty Ltd
ANCA Group Australian Performance Vehicles
Andatech Corporation Aware Environmental
Brimarco Burra Foods
Boron Molecular Carman’s Fine Foods
Composite Materials Engineering CaseWare Australia & NZ
Crawford Containers Creswick Woollen Mills
Fallshaw Holdings Downunder Recreational Tours
GT Recycling Grunbiotics Pty Ltd
Interlink Sprayers The Heat Group
Javac Pty Ltd Kingfisher International
Maclab Australia Lincara
Medical Developments International MIG Textiles
Milawa Cheese Peter’s Ice-Cream
Morse Wind Turbine Parts Purebaby
Padula Serums Riverland Bar
Palm Plastics Royal Agricultural Society of Vic
RMR Engineering Royal Mail Hotel
Rectifier Technologies Pacific Skinhealth Pty Ltd
Snooza Pet Products Silvan Australia
Spee3D SISU Wellness
Total Beauty Network UnigGrain Pty Ltd
Trimcast Products Wattleheath Australia
Whole Kids

Food Innovation Social Enterprise Capability
8 Food Pty Ltd 10XL Group
Australian Organic Honey Co. Ability Works Australia
Bio-E Australia Access Australia
Christie Centre Centre for Continuing Education
Corrigans Produce Farms Earthworker Co-operative
Defugo Group Free to Ltd
Diver Foods Australia Good Cycles
Floridia Cheese Green Collect Limited
Halcyon Proteins Guide Dogs Victoria
Industry Beans Homie
Kansom Australia Ladder
Kez’s Kitchen Learmonth Cider Pty Ltd
Koala Cherries Mallee Rising
Kyvalley Dairy Group Melbourne Farmers Markets
Lake Boga Pastoral Momentary Pty Ltd
Madame Flavour Outlook (Vic)
Marathon Food Industries St Kilda Community Housing
Mirfak Sisterworks
Nature’s Dairy Australia The Social Foundry
Nutrifield Spectrum Migrant Resource Centre
Omniverse Group Streat
Orange & Green Pty Ltd TRY Australia
The Product Makers Westgate Community Initiative Group
Robins Foods Young Change Agents
Rosella Group
Schreurs and Sons
Select Harvests
Sonic Essentials
The Vet Group
YV Fresh
Yarra Valley Gourmet Foods

Reviewed 19 August 2020

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