$5 million grants scheme to support domestic manufacturing of Personal Protective Equipment

The NSW Government is opening a program to support domestic manufacturing of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

The program includes a $5 million grants scheme to establish a reliable, domestic supply of PPE products that have been critical in the response to COVID-19 including masks, gowns, disinfectant, handwash and soap or their components.

The grant scheme seeks to deliver assistance to manufacturers or businesses that:

  • currently manufacture and can increase production or
  • are looking to “retool” and pivot their existing manufacturing lines to produce specified PPE products. This can also include the materials used to make those specified PPE products.

The program intends to:

  • stimulate the manufacturing sector
  • reinvigorate the State’s sovereign capability in the production of PPE products
  • support job creation and retention across NSW

The key objective for the program is to enable the supply of PPE for industry, private health care, NGOs, government and the community more broadly. This will allow industry to restart in a COVID-safe manner without relying on disrupted and volatile international source markets.

The program will fund manufacturers on a competitive basis that:

  • can meet the program guidelines and eligibility requirements, and
  • demonstrate an ability to increase or pivot their manufacturing capability to produce critical PPE in the near-term.

Successful manufacturers will also be provided with support to develop their supply chain, find commercial partners and potentially explore export opportunities.

Details

Applications will be assessed against criteria to be released by NSW Treasury. The application process, program guidelines and eligibility criteria will be released shortly.

To register your interest in receiving further details or make an enquiry, contact:

NSW Treasury, Global NSW Concierge

W: global.nsw.gov.au/contact-us

P: +61 2 8222 4888