Support Payments

The Board of the Food and Beverage Development Fund SA Inc are pleased to announce the availability of support payments designed to support students or intending students within the food and beverage industries.

The support payments endeavour to encourage individuals to develop their skills and knowledge through research, education and/or training.  They are intended to reward individuals that have shown exceptional commitment to vocational education and training and who are committed to furthering their skills and knowledge within the industry.

We firmly believe in the importance of learning and we are committed to assisting those individuals who share this belief.

We encourage you to apply.

 

2018 Applications round 1 are now CLOSED.

Please complete the Mailing List form if you would like to be advised when future funding rounds are announced.

 

Please note: Funding for specific training may be available in addition to general funding for all of our industry sectors.  Please refer below for further information about the training available at TAFESA Regency campus, Business SA South Australian Young Entreprenuer Scheme (SAYES) and Encore programs.

 

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RELEVANT AREAS

In 2017/18 the Board intends to consider support payments specifically for individuals interested in the 

  • Baking Industry
  • Beverage Industry
  • Food Processing industry
  • Meat industry

Applications will be accepted from

  • Individuals intending to study
  • Apprentices or trainees
  • Post secondary students
  • University students

SELECTION PROCESS

Applications will be assessed from information provided in application submissions and a selection panel will select finalists who will be invited to attend an interview. Support payments will be offered to those applicants whose submissions best reflect the selection criteria.
 

SUPPORT PAYMENT PACKAGES

The funding available for each successful application is expected to range between $1,000 and $10,000.  You simply need to tell us about yourself, about the training you want to do and how that training will benefit you.

As part of the application process, applicants are asked to provide specific details of the nature of the support they are seeking through the support payment. Applications should include an estimate of anticipated costs associated with expenditure items such as course fees, travel costs, books, equipment, etc and MUST provide evidence/supporting documentation for these costs to be considered.  Equipment and uniform costs will only be considered if they are an essential component of the training included in the application.

 

Specific funding for training at TAFESA Regency campus in 2018

 

We are pleased to announce that thanks to the generous support of TAFESA Regency campus, the Food & Beverage Development Fund support payment grants will now include funding for training being undertaken in 2018 at the TAFESA Regency campus.  Please refer to TAFESA website or contact TAFESA on 83484057 for course brochures, information, costings, etc.

Suggested training could include:

Please remember that all applications MUST have evidence of costs claimed (including course fees) in order for them to be considered.

Specific funding for Business SA SAYES (South Australian Young Entrepreneur Scheme) - 1 position available in May 2018 intake

We are pleased to announce that thanks to the support of Business SA, the 2018 Food & Beverage Development Fund support payment grants will now include 1 position for an individual to undertake the South Australian Young Entrepreneur Scheme - SAYES - valued at $990.

The program assists young South Australians to develop and enhance their business with the support of experienced mentors and industry leaders.  Workshops cover topics such as strategic management, finance, marketing, taxation, law, employee relationships, leadership and media.

Selection criteria:

  • Australian citizen and South Australian resident
  • Aged 18 to 35 at the time of application
  • Be ready to take your business or business idea to the next level

Applicants for SAYES funding through Food & Beverage Development Fund must complete BOTH the F&B application and the SAYES application forms

Should you have any queries regarding SAYES please contact Rebecca O'Dell at Business SA on (08) 8300 0114 or email sayes@business-sa.com

SAYES brochure

SAYES application form

Specific funding for Business SA Encore Program - 1 position available in April 2018 intake

We are pleased to announce that thanks to the support of Business SA, the 2018 Food & Beverage Development Fund support payment grants will now include 1 position for an individual to undertake the Encore Program - valued at $1600.

The program will teach you how to develop a comprehensive business plan and a sustainable business model with monthly workshops in addition to a dedicated mentor.

Selection criteria:

  • Australian citizen and South Australian resident
  • Aged 35+ 
  • Demonstrate the intent to start or grow your own business

Applicants for Encore funding through Food & Beverage Development Fund must complete BOTH the F&B application and the Encore application forms

Should you have any queries regarding Encore please contact Rebecca O'Dell at Business SA on (08) 8300 0114 or email encore@business-sa.com

Encore brochure

Encore application form 

 

 

If you would like to know what sort of training has been funded in the past please look at the Support Payment Recipients page where information is available about all of our Support Payment recipients and what their funding has been used for.

Final package details and expected completion date is to be agreed between successful applicant and selection panel.  Support payments are paid promptly either direct to provider of service or via a reimbursement to successful recipient.

Please note: Support payments may or may not be taxable depending upon your individual circumstances.  We strongly suggest you seek independent financial advice.

Should you have any queries in relation to the Food and Beverage Development Fund Support Payments please call Carol Graham on 08 83629066 or contact via email.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE ADVISED WHEN FUTURE FUNDING BECOMES AVAILABLE PLEASE COMPLETE THE MAILING LIST APPLICATION ON THE MAILING LIST PAGE OF OUR WEBSITE.