The Western Australian Industry Participation Strategy (WAIPS) – Local Capability Fund (LCF) round is an initiative under the Government’s Plan for Jobs.

The WAIPS aims to provide local businesses with full, fair and reasonable opportunity to access and win State Government supply contracts. In particular, it focuses on small and medium sized enterprises, which make up approximately 97% of businesses in Western Australia.

This LCF round will focus on competitive SMEs in Western Australia who are seeking to specifically enhance their capabilities, increase their competitiveness and better prepare to participate as suppliers of products, services and works to Western Australian State Government agencies and entities and local government – the market.

Funding will be provided for the following eligible activities:

  • Expert consultant services
  • Equipment
  • Improvements to internal business infrastructure and systems
  • Training

Level of Funding

The level of funding support under this specific round of the LCF is 50% of eligible costs up to a maximum of $20,000 (excluding GST) per successful applicant. The LCF is a re-imbursement scheme and therefore successful applicants will need to pay for the activity before making a claim for the approved funding support.

Industry Engagement

In order to be considered for funding, applicants must detail within the application their engagement with the market, and provide evidence to demonstrate such engagement. The engagement must support the activities the applicant is seeking funding support for.

For more information, please contact Abigail Endersby - Phone: +61 8 9222 0470 or

Application Form

Download using the link below. Please contact Industry Link on +61 8 9222 0722 or if you require the form in PDF format.

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