Grant Announcements – Victorian Government

December 7 2015

Today (December 7, 2015), the Premier has announced details of the $7.5m election commitment by the Andrews Government, which is an additional commitment to the GRIIF.

Also announced is a $5m Automotive Supply Chain Transition Program and investment in skills across the TAFE network.

These form part of the Labor Government’s $46.5 million worth of programs to help: automotive businesses transition to new markets; workers to retrain and find sustainable jobs; and, attract investment into communities impacted by the closure of car manufacturing.

The Local Economic Industry Fund for Transition (LIFT) has today opened for applications.

There is a two-stage application process:

  • Expression of interest (EOI), followed by
  • An invitation by the Department to submit a formal application.

As with the GRIIF, GMC is keen to see as many members as possible access funding and encourage you to consider how these programs may help your business.

For details about the Local Economic Industry Fund for transition (LIFT) Geelong, and the Auto Supply Transition Program please see the following link.

http://www.business.vic.gov.au/support-for-your-business/grants-and-assistance/local-industry-fund-for-transition#eligibility

For further information, please also follow the links below:

Premier Announcement – December 7, 2015
Towards Future Industries:  Victoria’s Automotive Transition Plan

Kind regards

David Peart
Chief Executive Officer
Geelong Manufacturing Council
P.O.Box 638
GEELONG 3220
email:  david.peart@geelongmanufacturingcouncil.com.au
ph 5223 2999 mobile 0417368351