Local Capability Fund: National and International Standards Compliance Round

Date/Deadline: 31 Dec, 2022

The Local Capability Fund (LCF) provides WA businesses with access to funding to improve capacity and competitiveness.

The LCF helps small and medium enterprises in Western Australia to increase their capability, capacity and competitiveness as suppliers of products, services and works to the Western Australian Government, major projects and other important markets.

The fund can be used for expenses such as:

– Improvements to internal infrastructure, plant and equipment.
– Training.
– Meeting pre-qualification requirements for supply-chain entry.
– Buying and upgrading essential equipment.
– Engaging consultant advice on a range of matters, including occupational health and safety, marketing, finance and cybersecurity, planning, improvements to internal infrastructure, plant and equipment, and training.

The Local Capability Fund is administered by the Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation.

There are 3 rounds available in the 2022-23.

– Aboriginal Business Round
– Supplying Key Major Projects Round
– National and International Standards Compliance Round

National and International Standards Compliance Round

The objective of the National and International Standards Compliance Round is to assist Western Australian SMEs with the costs of engaging external expertise to carry out the implementation and third party certification of national and international standards.

The level of funding support under the National and International Standards Compliance Round of the LCF is 75% of eligible costs (excluding GST) up to a maximum of $20,000 per successful applicant.

Applications will be considered whilst funds are available. In the event that funding is exhausted, the rounds will be closed to new applications.

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