Voluntary Matching

Voluntary matched funding is once again being made available for collaborative research projects, thanks to an agreement between FWPA and the Federal Government.

For 2019/20 the matched funding is being made available again this financial year, under an agreement negotiated between FWPA and the Federal Government capped this year at $3,318,000.

Funding of up to 50 per cent of total project cash cost, subject to industry and stakeholder endorsement and cash co-investment.

To be eligible for dollar-for-dollar matching funding, projects need to:

• Have voluntary cash contributions from at least two unrelated companies, where the money contributed has not originally come from Federal or State Government funding

• Align to industry and government research priorities

• Make intellectual property created available to the industry at the project’s completion – there is no requirement to make availability free of charge

• Not constitute cost-shifting i.e. it must be additional activity not research a company would have carried out in any event.

For more information, please contact Chris Lafferty, R&D Manager, chris.lafferty@fwpa.com.au


Summaries of recently completed projects under this scheme are provided by the links below