Tasmania's Minister for Economic Development has launched a new grant program to help strengthen the vegetable industry in Northern and North-West Tasmania. The Tasmanian Government has set aside $200,000 dollars to provide one-off grants to eligible businesses to assist with projects beyond the farm gate, including:
- development of new products and processes
- accessing new markets or developing existing markets
- increasing efficiency in existing value-adding or marketing activities
Grants of up to $50,000 will be awarded to meet up to 50 percent of a proposed project's cost. Applications are open until 29 April 2011. To view the North-West and Northern Tasmanian Vegetable Industry Development program guidelines, visit www.development.tas.gov.au.