manufacturing | November 21, 2023

Funding opportunities for local manufacturing businesses

Deputy Leader of The Nationals and Member for Lowan Emma Kealy is encouraging local manufacturers to consider applying for funding under The Made in Victoria program.

If successful, funding can be used to expand operations, boost productivity, generate local jobs, and to transition to net zero emissions.

“Manufacturing is a major contributor to regional Victoria’s economy generating billions of dollars and creating employment opportunities,” Ms Kealy said.

There are two funding rounds open. 

Small and medium-sized Victorian manufacturers can apply for grants under Round 2 of the Made in Victoria – Manufacturing Growth Program.

Grants of up to $250,000 will support businesses to introduce new technologies, improve productivity and competitiveness in local and global supply chains, upskill workers and create new jobs. Round 2 closes 19 December, 2023.

Applications are also open for the Made in Victoria – Energy Technologies Manufacturing Program to support manufacturers to purchase or develop new equipment, skills, or technology enabling them to capitalise on renewable energy opportunities.

Grants of between $100,000 and $750,000 are available to increase capacity to manufacture components for zero emissions and renewable energy supply chains. This round closes 13 December, 2023.

“Manufacturing grants are an opportunity to secure investment into innovative projects that will improve sustainability, expand operations, invest in new equipment and grow the capabilities of staff,” Ms Kealy said.

Lowan businesses seeking letters of support for their submission can contact Ms Kealy’s office on 03 5382 0097 or by emailing [email protected].

Further information on manufacturing grants can be found on  Business Victoria’s website -


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