Applications for 2019 have now closed.

Overview and Objectives

The X-TEND WA Program is a competitive grants program, funded under the New Industries Fund, which is designed to build capability and capacity within the WA innovation community. 

In order to create new jobs and industries in Western Australia, there is a recognised need for improved and expanded educational programs for entrepreneurs to become ‘investor ready’ and/or to scale their businesses.

Additionally, there is also a need to expand the educational opportunities of investors and corporates to deliver better access to investment capital for entrepreneurs and innovative business owners in Western Australia.

What we are looking for

X-TEND WA will fund organisations which deliver innovator and/or investor educational programs that support the development of entrepreneurs and stimulate private investment in innovative projects in Western Australia.

We are seeking applications which deliver activities in one or two of the following streams:

  • Entrepreneurial education
  • Investor education

They may take the form of educational forums, mentoring, and incubator and accelerator programs.  

Proposed programs must be delivered in Western Australia and contribute towards the growth of the innovation community. Applications that strengthen innovation ecosystem collaboration and improve access to, or participation in, the Western Australian innovation community are encouraged.  

The New Industries Fund will invest up to $100,000 per successful application. 

How to apply

Applications opened 9am (AWST) Monday 25 March and closed 11am (AWST) Tuesday 23 April 2019 via the X-TEND WA Program online grant platform.

Before applying please read the Guidelines for Applicants X-TEND WA Program

Applicant Information Session

An applicant information session will be held on Wednesday 3 April from 4:15pm - 5:15pm at 1 Adelaide Terrace, East Perth. Due to capacity restrictions, tickets for this event are limited. Please register via Eventbrite.


Tegan Bensley
Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation
(08) 9222 0748


The Program is administered by the Science and Innovation Division of the Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation.