Manufacturing Transition Programme

At a glance


Provides grants to help manufacturing businesses become more competitive and sustainable.


The Manufacturing Transition Programme provides manufacturing businesses with grant funding to be more competitive and viable. It supports capital investment projects that help businesses:

  • move or expand into higher value and/or niche manufacturing activities
  • build skills in higher value and knowledge intensive activities in new or growing markets.

Grant funding is for up to 25% of eligible project costs. The minimum grant amount is $1 million and the maximum grant amount is $10 million.

The maximum grant period is 2 years. A further 6 month extension may be approved.

No more than 25% of your total eligible project costs can be funded from government grants.

Further information is available in the Manufacturing Transition Programme Customer Information Guide.

How to apply

Applications for Round 1 opened on 1 September 2014 and closed at 11.59pm AEST on Friday 24 October 2014. At this stage, no further rounds are anticipated.

Key documents

  • Ministerial guidelines
  • Customer information guide
  • Factsheet
  • Guide to managing your grant

Grant recipients

View the list of successful round 1 grant recipients under the Manufacturing Transition Programme.

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