The primary aim of the Regional Jobs Fund (RJF) is to facilitate job creation and retain existing jobs. It attracts and facilitates investment with a focus on regional competitive advantage or high-growth potential businesses, and will assist to diversify the regional employment base.
The fund aims to improve regional capacity, innovation and capitalise on the potential of emerging industry sectors, particularly the Government’s priority areas and new export markets.
The RJF will provide support for strategic projects and infrastructure through the following four public grant program streams:
- Investment Attraction
- Innovation and Productivity
- Employment Precincts
- Market Access
- Skills Development.
The $20 million Food Source Victoria initiative will be funded under the Market Access program stream. Food Source Victoria will build alliances across the agrifood sector to grow exports and build industry capabilities, and has its own targeted grant program.See the RJF program application guidelines and program stream information sheets for more information.