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Supply Chain Facilitation

Supply Chain Facilitation provides access to a skilled advisor. Your advisor will work with you to develop an improvement plan for an identified supply chain opportunity. They'll then support you as you implement the plan.

What do you get?

Access to a skilled business adviser for up to 1 year and a supplier improvement plan. You'll also have the opportunity to then apply for funding to action the adviser's recommendations. 

Who is this for?

You must be a company participating in a supply chain opportunity in 1 of 5 specific growth sectors.


Supply Chain Facilitation is a part of Business Management, which in turn is an element of the Entrepreneurs’ Programme.

Business Management provides access to a national network of skilled business advisers and facilitators. They’ll work with you to improve your business practices, become more competitive, and take advantage of growth opportunities.

In Supply Chain Facilitation we engage with decisions makers, projects proponents and delivery partners to identify opportunities to improve supply chains. We select projects based on market needs and whether buyers within the supply chains will support them. A supply chain opportunity has the commitment of both the supplying and buying stakeholders within the supply chain.

With Supply Chain Facilitation you’ll get access to a skilled business adviser who will:

  • help you better understand the requirements of the buying stakeholders
  • identify any capability and skills gaps in your business that may impact your ability to supply into new or existing supply chains
  • help you address those gaps to better meet the needs of customers
  • prepare a tailored supplier improvement plan with strategies to address gaps
  • coach and mentor you for up to 1 year

With their support you can:

  • strengthen and grow relationships within your supply chains
  • improve your ability to access new markets
  • build skills for your business
  • action the recommendations from your supplier improvement plan
  • connect with other organisations for help

Once you’ve received your supplier improvement plan, you may be eligible for a Business Growth Grant. This grant will help you fund the recommendations in your supplier improvement plan.


You must:

  • have an Australian business number (ABN)
  • be registered for goods and services tax (GST)
  • have filed business activity statements showing ongoing trading in Australia, for at least 3 consecutive year

Your business must be one of the following:

  • an incorporated company
  • an incorporated trustee applying on behalf of a trust

Your annual turnover or operating expenditure, in the current or one of the two past financial years, must be either:

  • between $1.5 million and $100 million
  • between $750,000 and $100 million if you’re from remote Australia or northern Australia

You must also meet one of the following criteria:

  • be already operating in one or more specified growth sectors
  • have intent and ability to operate in a specified growth sector
  • provide enabling technologies or services to a specified growth sector

It’s important that you have the intent and opportunity to trade with a purchaser, with the aim to improve that trade to both Australian and overseas markets.

If you don’t think this service is right for you, you might want to consider a Business Evaluation. This broad focus service is an excellent way to gain a clearer picture of your business. It’ll give you a strategy to make you more productive and more competitive.

For full details on eligibility, refer to the Business Management – Grant opportunity guidelines.

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How do you apply?

Before you can apply you should have a supply chain opportunity reference number. This number identifies the supply chain opportunity you are part of. You'll need to supply this number in your application.

Once you have your supply chain opportunity reference number from an active supply chain project, you can submit your application using our online portal.

If you are not part of an existing supply chain opportunity, or don’t have a number, please contact us for help.

The portal allows you to apply for and manage a grant or service in a secure, online environment. You’ll need to sign in or set up an account.

Apply for Supply Chain Facilitation now

If you’re confident you are eligible and ready, you can apply through our online portal below. 

Make sure you:

  • read the grant opportunity guidelines
  • understand the eligibility requirements
  • get a supply chain opportunity reference number
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  • Need help?

  • Contact us for help with your application or to find out more.

  • Monday – Friday, 8am – 8pm across Australia

Customer stories

We’re proud of the funding we’ve provided to support Australian businesses. Learn about some of our previous customers and how Supply Chain Facilitation has helped them.

Entrepreneurs’ Programme

Supply Chain Facilitation is part of the Entrepreneurs’ Programme. It aims to help businesses to:

  • improve their growth capabilities and networks
  • engage with researchers
  • foster innovation
  • encourage commercialisation of novel products, processes or services

Key documents

Business Management – Grant opportunity guidelines