Applications are now open for stream three of the Small-Scale and Craft Program.
Grants of between $25,000 and $100,000 are available for eligible small-scale and craft agribusinesses, for projects that showcase multiple producers and support the creation of distinct visitor experiences, creating tourist attractions that put their region on the map.
The Small-Scale and Craft Program targets businesses looking to:
- scale-up operations
- diversify product lines
- expand outreach
This stream focuses on creating unique visitor or ongoing tourism experiences that involve and are directly linked to multiple small-scale and craft agribusinesses.
Applications for Stream Three under the Small-Scale and Craft Program are now open.
- Opening date – 23 September 2021
- Closing date – 19 November 2021 at 11.59pm
Grants of $25,000 to $100,000 are available to eligible small-scale and craft agribusinesses for projects that:
- create cohesive visitor experiences that showcase Victoria’s premium small-scale and craft products and have the potential to become an ongoing tourist attraction
- develop new agri-visitor experiences across Victoria
- ensure Victoria continues to be a leader in artisanal produce, showcasing the sector’s excellence, resilience, sustainability and local job creation
- create opportunities for communities and visitors to engage with the unique small-scale and craft sector
- increase understanding of and customer connection with Victoria’s small-scale agribusinesses.
What can the grant be used for?
- Visitor experience project planning and/or delivery, for example, development and delivery of food trails
- Diversification of local agri-tourism offering
- Project management costs (capped at 10 per cent of total project costs)
- Marketing costs – initial establishment costs for digital marketing, advertising, promotional collateral
Other eligible expenditure will be accepted on a per case basis. Projects must be completed within six months of the executed Grant Agreement. Longer project times can be considered on a case-by-case basis.
For more more information and to apply visit agriculture.vic.gov.au.