Supply Chain Resilience Initiative (SCRI)
The new Labor Government is currently reviewing the funding allocations made by the prior Government under this program and many others with a view of redirecting funds into their newly announced $15b National Infrastructure program. Further news will be made available after the October budget.
The Supply Chain Resilience Initiative provides up to $2 million to establish or scale a manufacturing capability or a related activity to address supply chain vulnerabilities for a critical product or input identified in the Sovereign Manufacturing Capability Plan.
What do you get?
Grants from $50,000 to $2 million.
Who is this for?
A manufacturing business or a business within the manufacturing supply chain.
Applicants should demonstrate how their project:
- builds a better understanding of critical supply chains
- works with industry to identify supply options to address vulnerabilities
- addresses vulnerabilities identified in the Sovereign Manufacturing Capability Plan by incentivising Australian businesses to invest in capabilities through new equipment, technology, skills and processes.
Successful applicants and projects will contribute to the program’s goals. The program aims to:
- improve Australia’s resilience to future supply chain shocks
- facilitate diversification of supply options and increase investment in the economy
- enable diversification into export markets and reduce reliance on domestic markets
- improve collaboration between domestic and international manufacturers and suppliers
- mitigate supply chain risks for critical products
- enhance visibility and transparency of the supply chain for critical products
- accelerate digitalisation and deeper integration of technology
- optimise supply chain performance.
What are the eligibility criteria?
To be eligible you must:
- have an Australian Business Number (ABN)
- be non-tax-exempt
- be registered for the Goods and Services Tax (GST)
- be an entity incorporated in Australia and a trading corporation
If you are a trading corporation, your trading activities must:
- form a sufficiently significant proportion of the corporation’s overall activities as to merit it being described as a trading corporation; or
- are a substantial and not merely peripheral activity of the corporation.
For your project to be eligible, your application must show:
- a minimum of $100,000 in eligible project expenditure
- that you are a manufacturing business or a business within the manufacturing supply chain
- that your project addresses supply chain vulnerabilities associated with critical product categories identified in the Sovereign Manufacturing Capability Plan
- evidence from your board (or chief executive officer or equivalent if there is no board) that the project is supported
- that you can complete the project and meet the costs of the project not covered by grant funding
- how you will provide your share of project costs.
Critical product categories
There are two eligible critical product categories for this grant opportunity:
- Biopharmaceuticals (medicines)
- Agricultural Production Chemicals.