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Salt Reduction Innovation Grants

The Innovation Grants are a new funding initiative that provide dollar for dollar matched funding of up to $25,000 to help you reformulate existing products or create a new range with reduced salt.

The Grants aim to help food manufacturers with a Victorian footprint respond to changing customer preferences and market needs quickly and confidently.

The Innovation Grants are available through FIAL's Building Healthier Foods Portal, a new platform that can connect you to experts in food innovation and business development. Experts are available to help develop a grant proposal, whilst reducing reformulation risks for faster, healthier product development.



Through matched funding, our Cluster Programme encourages businesses, public agencies, research and educational institutions to align and work together, to build on their competitive advantage, and develop solutions to challenges and opportunities that they otherwise could not resolve on their own.

A cluster is a group of businesses, government agencies, research and associated organisations in a defined geographic area that are interconnected and share a common purpose or interest where each contribute to enhance the innovation, growth and competitiveness of both the region and businesses.

There are many examples around the globe that show innovative clusters accelerate:

New knowledge and capabilities;
New product development;
New business start-ups;
Private & public investment;
Productivity improvements;
Increased competitiveness, and
Export growth.

Applications have now closed. Thank you for your interest.

Matched funding case studies

When businesses and researchers work together, the results are innovative and market-led. Watch some of the below case studies to see how challenges and have been turned into solutions and opportunities.