Strategic Industry Partnership Program

​​​​​​​​​ ​Sta​tus: UNDER ASSESSMENT 

​Applications for the Strategic Industry Partnership Program Stream One and Stream Two closed on 30 September 2021. The applications rece​ived are being collated for the Assessment Panel. 


Strategic Industry Partnership Program (SIPP) provides targeted small grants on a co-investment basis to peak industry bodies and organisations as they play a critical role in supporting agri-food industry sectors.

In this grant round, a proportion of a pool of $2.3 million allocated to SIPP Programs over four years is available.
The minimum government investment is $10 000 with most projects expected to be less than $100 000. 

Strea​m One ​​​​​​​​​​

Projects that are aligned with the Tasmanian Sustainable Agri-Food Plan 2019-23, the Competitiveness of Agriculture for 2050 White Paper, and the Rural Water Use Strategy will be well regarded.

Priorities for this ​​SIPP stream include:
  • Helping to address barriers and accelerate sustainable growth within industry
  • ​Creating innovative solutions to support industry with climate-smart agricultural practices and the wise use of water.

​​​Str​​eam Two 

This Stream of the SIPP assists agricultural businesses to adapt and respond to the impacts of COVID-19 and associated labour force, supply chain, and market disruption.

Projects supported will have a particular focus on addressing barriers to local worker participation and/or impacts to businesses created by COVID-19. Projects that address priorities identified in the Tasmanian Sustainable Agri-Food Plan 2019-23, the Competitiveness of Agriculture for 2050 White Paper and the Premier's Economic and Social Recovery Advisory Council Interim and Final Report.

Priori​​ties for this SIPP ​stream include:
  • Developing collaborations across commodities to increase job opportunities and retention of workers in regions

  • Skills, training, and workforce planning meeting identified industry needs (for example COVID-19 management, enhancements to pre-employment screening or onboarding processes for new employees)

  • Projects to address supply chain issues due to COVID-19

  • Developing initiatives to recruit and retain workers from groups less represented in the workplace

  • Promotion of jobs and careers in Tasmanian agriculture

  • Innovative solutions to provide regional transport solutions for agriculture.​


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Kings Meadows TAS 7249
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