Small-Scale, Craft and Agribusiness Grant

Taking Our Local produce to the World – Artisanal Sector

Accelerate your ability to scale-up operations, diversify product lines & expand outreach with up to $200,000 support


Dowling Consultancy –  Grant Application Service Provider

The Small-Scale and Craft Program is a four-year program that builds on targeting businesses looking to scale-up operations, diversify product lines and expand outreach.

Through the 2018 election commitment ‘Taking Our Local Produce to the World’, the Victorian Government is supporting small-scale and craft agribusinesses across Victoria to grow, increase market opportunities for high-quality, high-value produce and strengthen Victoria’s regional food offerings to deliver flow-on benefits for jobs and tourism.

Two streams of funding are currently available under the program:

  • Stream One – Small-Scale and Craft Business Development:

Grants up to $25,000 are available to eligible small-scale and craft agribusinesses for projects that support businesses to scale up, expand their operations and diversify their products – with applications closing on 6 December 2019.

  • Stream Two – Job Creation and Economic Development:

Grants of $25,000 – $200,000 are available to eligible small-scale and craft agribusinesses for significant projects that will deliver benefits to the community and generate jobs – with completed expression of interest forms required to be emailed to by 31 December 2019.

Artisanal produce is diverse:

  • It includes agricultural produce that is differentiated from the broader agricultural sector through farming technique or an early season focus.
  • It includes free range, organic and regenerative methods of production.
  • It extends to specialised produce such as truffles, garlic, mushrooms, micro-herbs, saffron, capers, and edible flowers, as well as unique wool and speciality fibres, textiles and leather.


Source – Agriculture Victoria

Download the Small-Scale and Craft Guidelines

Types of Projects Funded

Small-Scale and Craft Grant funding for both streams may be used for the following types of projects:

  • New equipment or small-scale infrastructure
  • Product diversification
  • Developing specialised skills
  • Expansion into new markets, including market development strategies. Social media posts and advertising are excluded.

Meet Our Team

Our specialist multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary Consulting Team have broad and extensive Government grant application and international business development experience. We can be your enabling arms-length resource delivering tailored assistance to you for enhancing your success

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