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Timber Innovation Grants Program

This program is part of the Victorian Government’s Victorian Forestry Plan. The Timber Innovation Grants Program supports businesses to transition from native timber to plantation fibre and transformative industry investment.

Overview

The Victorian Forestry Plan has been developed to assist the industry as it manages its transition away from native timber harvesting.

The program is designed to provide grants for innovation that supports businesses to transition from native timber to plantation fibre or investigate manufacturing opportunities.

Applications for Round 1 closed Thursday, 31 March 2022.

Round 2 will open later in 2022.

Objectives of Program

To assist businesses directly affected by the Victorian Forestry Plan to:

  • explore opportunities to process or manufacture using plantation timber feedstock
  • develop new products using plantation timber
  • explore processing, harvest and haulage of alternative fibre
  • investigate downstream manufacturing opportunities using alternative fibre.

Funding Details

The Victorian Timber Innovation Fund is part of the Victorian Government’s Victorian Forestry Plan.

The Timber Innovation Grants Program provides grants for innovation that supports businesses to transition from native timber to plantation fibre or investigate manufacturing opportunities.

Eligible businesses are required to demonstrate the project’s ability to address each of the Timber Innovation Grants program core criteria as outlined in the guidelines.

Applications for Round 1 closed Thursday, 31 March 2022.

Round 2 will open later in 2022.

Download Resources

Resource Download
Victorian Forestry Plan (3.4 MB ) Download
Timber Innovation Grants Program, Round one Application Guidelines (1.1 MB ) Download
Timber Innovation Grants Program, Round one Application Guidelines (50.7 KB ) Download
Project Risk Assessment template (13.5 KB ) Download
Project Plan template (21.0 KB ) Download
Victorian Forestry Plan (538.5 KB ) Download

More information about the Victorian Forestry Plan

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