The Aboriginal Economic Development (AED) program within the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) aims to unlock significant and impactful regional Aboriginal economic development opportunities. It builds local capacity and supports new business and jobs for Aboriginal people through primary industries and strategic regional projects.
Native Seed and Nursery Development Grants Program
Applications to the Building Better Aboriginal Business (BBAB) Native Seed and Nursery Development Grants are now open.
Eligible Aboriginal businesses can apply for funding up to $50,000 to establish efficient, sustainable and good governance practices to become more competitive and increase business income in Western Australia’s native seed and nursery industries.
About the BBAB Grant
With the growing trends in climate change action, land restoration and regenerative agriculture, there is timely opportunity to increase Aboriginal participation in the growing demand for supply of native seeds and seedlings across the agricultural regions.
The objective of this grant program is to increase and grow Aboriginal economic participation in the supply of native seeds and seedlings to meet this growing demand. The BBAB Native Seed and Nursery Development Grant Program is a competitive grant round.
Funding can be used to build capacity and develop Aboriginal businesses in the industry with a focus on the following themes:
• Accelerating business development and native seed supply
• Workforce development needs
• Procurement and partnership support
• Business coaching and mentoring