McGowan Govt Opens Round 2 Of X-TEND Western Australian Grants Program

McGowan Govt Opens Round 2 Of X-TEND Western Australian Grants Program

Western Australia Minister for Innovation and ICT Dave Kelly

More Investor And Start-Up Training To Help Grow The Economy

Victor P Taffa

  • McGowan Government opens Round 2 of the X-TEND Western Australian grants program
  • Grants help innovative Western Australian start-ups, emerging businesses and small-to-medium sized enterprises become investor ready
  • Part of the McGowan Government’s $16.7 Million New Industries Fund, X-TEND grants help diversify the economy and create jobs

McGowan Government has today opened Round 2 of the X-TEND Western Australian program, which provides grants of up to $100,000 to organisations that help innovative Western Australian businesses become investor ready and expand their operations.

“X-TEND Western Australian is providing support for talented and emerging business owners to take their businesses to the next step.” Minister for Innovation and ICT Dave Kelly said.

“We are putting our support behind our State’s talented and innovative entrepreneurs as we understand this is one of the ways we can diversify the economy and create Western Australian jobs.”

Program is part of Government’s $16.7 Million New Industries Fund, established to help diversify the Western Australian economy and create local jobs.

X-TEND Western Australian grants are open to training and education providers that can develop and implement programs that support Western Australian start-ups, emerging businesses and small-to-medium sized enterprises.

Grants also support programs that educate investors about the potential of investing in early-stage innovation, so they become ‘innovator ready’.

Applications are encouraged from organisations that are able to provide training programs to a range of businesses, as well as start-up owners of diverse backgrounds, to foster diversity and inclusion in the State’s business sector.

6 organisations successful through the Round 1 grants process have commenced work to promote their programs to Western Australian entrepreneurs and will be running training through to June 2020.

Applications are open today and close at 11 am, Tuesday, 5 November 2019.