Potato Industry Assistance Grants Open Until 31 January 2018

Potato Industry Assistance Grants Open Until 31 January 2018

Western Australia Minister for Agriculture and Food Alannah MacTiernan

Grants For Potato Projects Now Open

Victor P Taffa

  • Potato Industry Assistance Grants fund now open
  • Grants to help create new opportunities in the potato industry following recent market access issues

Applications are now open for a $500,000 grants program to support growth opportunities for the Western Australian potato industry.

Potato Industry Assistance Grants program makes individual grants of between $50,000 and $200,000 available for projects that can deliver industry-wide benefits to the Western Australian potato industry.

“This has been a tough year for Western Australia’s potato growers, with the tomato potato psyllid outbreak restricting access to Eastern States’ markets.” Minister for Agriculture and Food Alannah MacTiernan said.

“While we are still working to regain market access for potato growers, we need to explore new opportunities in processing and in new markets.”

Successful projects will be selected through a competitive, merit-based process by an independent selection panel.

Potato Industry Assistance Grants program is part of the broader $1.5 Million Horticultural Research Recovery Fund to assist Western Australia vegetable growers find new opportunities in international and domestic markets. Successful grant holders will need to make a matching funding contribution to the project.

Applications close at 12 pm on Wednesday January 31, 2018.