Local Capability Fund

Three new rounds of the Local Capability Fund have opened for 2019-20.

  • Aboriginal Business
  • Future Battery Industry
  • Western Australian Industry Participation Strategy (WAIPS)

The Local Capability Fund (LCF) is an initiative under the State Government’s Plan for Jobs.

The purpose of the fund is to assist small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Western Australia to increase their capability and competitiveness as suppliers of products, services and works to the Western Australian State Government, major projects and other important markets.

The LCF typically provides funding assistance on a dollar for dollar basis for activities such as planning, improvements to internal infrastructure, plant and equipment and training.

Local Capability Fund Guidelines

The Aboriginal Business Round provides funding to Western Australian Aboriginal businesses to help them be better prepared to participate as suppliers of products, services and works to public and private sector markets.

Download the Aboriginal Business Round application form

The Future Battery Industry Round aims to provide Western Australian small to medium-sized businesses with the best opportunity to participate as suppliers of products and services related to downstream activities in the lithium-ion battery industry.

Download the Future Battery Industry Round application form

The Western Australian Industry Participation Strategy (WAIPS) Round aims to provide small to medium-sized local businesses with the best opportunity to access and win State and Local Government supply contracts.

Download the WAIPS Round application form

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