Funding to grow ag businesses

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Nicolette BarbasHarvey-Waroona Reporter

The State Government has announced funding for a new grants program aimed at helping agriculture and food businesses across the region.

The Investor Ready Grant Program will provide financial support to agrifood businesses throughout Western Australia to access professional business services such as investment and financial planning, business coaching and legal advice.

“It is crucial that business owners know what capital they are looking for, what this will mean for their development, and how to pitch the opportunity to potential investors,” Agriculture and Food Minister Alannah MacTiernan said.

Murray-Wellington MLA Robyn Clarke said she would encourage businesses looking to expand to apply for the grant.

“The Investor Ready Grant Program is a great new initiative that will benefit many local agrifood businesses,” she said.

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Eligible businesses can receive a grant of up to $20,000. Online applications close on December 13 at www.smartyGrants.com.au

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