Premium Food and Wine Credentials Grant Program
Round 3 of the Building South Australia’s Premium Food and Wine Credentials Grant Program will co-invest with food and beverage businesses and industry to raise standards to assist with attaining non-genetically modified and organic third-party certifications that are required to access markets or contribute to premium prices.
Applying for a grant
Applications for grants are now open.
Eligible food and beverage sector organisations can apply for funding ranging from $1,000 to a maximum of $15,000 with leveraged funding of a contribution ratio of $1 for each $1 grant.
The grants are to help attain non-GM and organic third-party certifications to support achievement of either or both the following aims:
- accessing new or higher value markets for product
- contributing to premium positioning and achieving superior prices for product.
In addition, all projects must meet at least one of the following strategic themes.
Theme 1 - Market Access
- Aim: Improve the distribution of South Australian food and beverages by growing the customers/markets for South Australian products.
- Outcome sought: Increased sales to new markets (local, national or international).
- Example projects: Achieving non-GM or organic standard third-party certification to meet the requirements of an identified new or potential customers. Round 3 specific accreditations to be either non-GM or organic related.
Theme 2 – Premium Products
- Aim: Improve premium positioning in the marketplace.
- Outcome sought: Superior prices in new or existing markets.
- Example projects: Achieving non-GM or organic standard third-party certification on products to distinguish optimum qualities from other similar competitors.
Applications that meet both strategic themes will be highly regarded. In addition, applicants should demonstrate those stakeholders that support the project and provide statements of support from them.
Applications close on Wednesday 9 November 2016 and will be awarded on a competitive basis.
Senior Project Officer, Strategy and Policy
Strategy and Engagement
Phone: 8429 0497
Round 2 successful grant recipients
Round 2 of the Building South Australia’s Premium Food and Wine Credentials Grant Program has committed over $103,000 to support food and beverage businesses with attaining industry standard third-party certifications that assists with accessing new or higher value markets.
|Switch Organic Wine||Production and export of wine certified to the United States Department of Agriculture National Organic Program|
|Barossa and Traditional Gourmet Pizza||State-wide and national expansion project|
|Spencer Gulf & West Coast Prawn Fishermen’s Association||Marine Stewardship Council pre-assessment for the West Coast Prawn Fishery|
|Salena Estate Wines Pty. Ltd.||British Retail Consortium (BRC) Compliance Certificate|
|Henschke Cellars||Henschke Winery ISO 14001:2015 Certification Project|
|Neales River Livestock||Developing market opportunities that are conducive to growing global demand for a premium product|
|Coonawarra Wines Pty. Ltd.||Coonawarra Wines to quality management system (ISO 9001:2015)|
|Ferguson Australia||Friend of the Sea certification for Ferguson Australia products|
|Southern Fishermen’s Association||Marine Stewardship Council sustainability certification – Lakes and Coorong Fishery|
Round 1 successful grant recipients
Round 1 of Building South Australia’s Premium Food and Wine Credentials Grant Program has committed over $180,000 to support seafood businesses and industry with attaining industry standard third-party certifications that assists with accessing new or higher value markets.
|Two Rocks Abalone Pty. Ltd.||Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) Certification for two of Australia’s leading abalone farms|
|Spencer Gulf & West Coast Prawn Fishermen’s Association||Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) re-certification|
|South Australian Oyster Growers’ Association (SAOGA)||Management system based on the TQCSI SA Oyster Growers Association QHSE Code|
|Australian Southern Bluefin Tuna Industry Association Limited (ASBTIA)||Third-party independent certification of the environmental sustainability performance of tuna catching and ranching in South Australia.|
|Marine Scale Net Fishermen’s Association Incorporated||Pre-assessment of South Australian Garfish for Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification|
|South Australian Blue Crab Pot Fishermen’s Association Incorporated||Pre-assessment of South Australian Blue Crab Fishery for Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification|
|Southern Rock Lobster Limited||Implementing the Clean Green Program across the South Australian Southern Rock Lobster Fishing Industry|