Strategic Industry Partnership Program

​​​​​​​​​ ​Sta​tus: UNDER ASSESSMENT 

​Applications for the Strategic Industry Partnership Program Stream One and Stream Two closed on 30 September 2021. The applications recived are being collated for the Assessment Panel. 


Strategic Industry Partnership Program (SIPP) provides targeted small grants on a co-investment basis to peak industry bodies and organisations as they play a critical role in supporting agri-food industry sectors.

In this grant round, a proportion of a pool of $2.3 million allocated to SIPP Programs over four years is available.
The minimum government investment is $10 000 with most projects expected to be less than $100 000. 

Strea​m One ​​​​​​​​​​

Projects that are aligned with the Tasmanian Sustainable Agri-Food Plan 2019-23, the Competitiveness of Agriculture for 2050 White Paper, and the Rural Water Use Strategy will be well regarded.

Priorities for this ​​SIPP stream include:
  • Helping to address barriers and accelerate sustainable growth within industry
  • ​Creating innovative solutions to support industry with climate-smart agricultural practices and the wise use of water.

​​​Str​​eam Two 

This Stream of the SIPP assists agricultural businesses to adapt and respond to the impacts of COVID-19 and associated labour force, supply chain, and market disruption.

Projects supported will have a particular focus on addressing barriers to local worker participation and/or impacts to businesses created by COVID-19. Projects that address priorities identified in the Tasmanian Sustainable Agri-Food Plan 2019-23, the Competitiveness of Agriculture for 2050 White Paper and the Premier's Economic and Social Recovery Advisory Council Interim and Final Report.

Priori​​ties for this SIPP ​stream include:
  • Developing collaborations across commodities to increase job opportunities and retention of workers in regions

  • Skills, training, and workforce planning meeting identified industry needs (for example COVID-19 management, enhancements to pre-employment screening or onboarding processes for new employees)

  • Projects to address supply chain issues due to COVID-19

  • Developing initiatives to recruit and retain workers from groups less represented in the workplace

  • Promotion of jobs and careers in Tasmanian agriculture

  • Innovative solutions to provide regional transport solutions for agriculture.​


PO Box 46
Kings Meadows TAS 7249
Phone: 1300 292 292
Fax: (03) 6777 5100

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