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


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

The program intends to:

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.


Applications will be assessed against criteria available in the guidelines. Grant funding is limited and will be assessed and awarded on a competitive basis. This is a limited program available during this financial year only or until the funds are allocated, whichever comes first.

Program guidelines can be downloaded here.

Frequently Aksed Questions can be downloaded here.

Applications are now closed.

Applications will closed on 12 October at 11:59PM

For more information contact:

NSW Treasury, Global NSW Concierge
W: global.nsw.gov.au/contact-us
P: +61 2 4908 4800