Funder: Food Innovation Australia Ltd (FIAL)
Grant Background: The Black Summer Innovation Program (BSIP) is a fund provided by FIAL designed to help small and medium businesses, who have been affected by events of national natural catastrophe or global diseases outbreaks (in 2019 or 2020). Funding is designed to support these businesses innovate to create commercial products, processes or services.
Grants of up to $25,000 are available to Australian food and agribusinesses geographically located in and affected by drought, flood, fire, African Swine Flu and coronavirus epidemic. Grants are to be used to support business, product or service innovations. No matched funding is required.
This fund aims to:
- Encourage existing food and agribusinesses to pivot post natural disaster to use innovation for future success.
- Access new and novel food processing, packaging and agricultural technologies.
- Engage experts across the sector to identify and implement the innovation opportunities.