Applications are now open for NSW government grants to assist companies in PPE production.
According to a statement from NSW Treasury Executive Director, Trade, Kylie Bell, the funding was designed to meet supply needs, stimulate the manufacturing sector, and reduce dependence on imports.
Grants are worth between $100,000 and $500,000, with total funding budgeted at $5 million. The program was originally announced in August.
“Increasing domestic production also supports the growing demand for PPE from industry and our citizens who are looking to return to work and daily routines in a COVID-safe way,” said Bell.
To qualify, companies must be manufacturers that can ramp up or repurpose production of “face masks, gloves, gowns, disinfectant, and medical grade handwash and soap, or their components.” Production of certain PPE items was not included “due to sufficient supply levels in NSW.”
Applicants must also have been trading for a minimum of three years at the time of writing their application and currently have the relevant regulatory certifications. More information on eligibility criteria is available at this link.
Applications are open until October 12 and can be made here.