Cooperative Marketing Grants

The Victorian Government, in partnership with Rural Finance, are offering grants to promote the establishment of new marketing cooperatives in the food and fibre industries.

The program aims to encourage collaboration amongst growers and value chain participants, so they may use their collective capability to generate better access to markets and customers for their products.

Cooperative Marketing Grants
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Grants may be used for:

  • Business plans and feasibility studies.
  • Legal costs including incorporation contracts and shareholder agreements.
  • Business and technical advice such as business health checks, systems advice, technical market advice, capability and asset audits, financial planning and management or intellectual property advice.
  • Market research and intelligence including development of marketing plans, market surveys, attendance at trade shows and marketing events.
  • Capability development and training of staff in business management, corporate governance, marketing principles and export procedures and practice.

The maximum grant for each activity is $15,000 with a total not exceeding $50,000,  provided on a 50:50 cost-share basis.

To apply for a Food & Fibre Marketing Cooperatives Grant you must submit an expression of interest form to Rural Finance.

Groups seeking information and/or application forms should visit the DEPI website.

For full details visit:

For more information contact :

Helena Whitman
VGA Executive Manager
0407 772 299

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