Investment Attraction Fund - FAQs

Frequently asked questions

Is the Investment Attraction Fund open?

The Expression of Interest for the Investment Attraction Fund has now closed.  

All applicants have been notified of their outcome via the email registered within SmartyGrants.

Have Expressions of Interest shortlisting outcomes been communicated?

All applicants who submitted an Expression of Interest were notified of outcomes via the registered email address within SmartyGrants.  

 Please check the registered email address. For further assistance, please contact 

Who can I contact if I have further questions?

Questions should be addressed to

How are applications assessed?

Applications must meet the eligibility criteria to proceed to assessment stage.   

Eligible applications are assessed against the review criteria outlined in the Investment Attraction Fund Guidelines. 

What costs are eligible under the Investment Attraction Fund?

Eligible costs will be determined on a case-by-case basis.  

Specified costs to implement the proposal will be reviewed for eligibility. Costs associated with existing business activities will not be eligible. 

More information can be found in the Investment Attraction Fund Guidelines. 

Am I guaranteed funding?

Applications to the Investment Attraction Fund does not guarantee funding from the State. 

Progression to this next stage of assessment is not a confirmation of financial assistance from the Investment Attraction Fund. 

What is Diversify WA?

Diversify WA provides a strong economic development framework outlining how government, industry and community can work together to grow and diversify the economy, create jobs and secure the future for WA.   

In October 2021, the WA Government released the revised Diversify WA Report , along with the Diversify WA: Supply Chain Development Plan 2021-22, guiding government’s efforts to increase the participation of local businesses in more diversified domestic and global supply chains.   

What are the priority sectors identified in Diversify WA?

Diversify WA identifies eight external-facing priority sectors for strategic development that match WA’s unique strengths with global trends to achieve growth across the economy.   

The eight priority sectors are:  

  • Energy  

  • Tourism, events and creative industries  

  • International education  

  • Defence industries  

  • Mining and METS  

  • Space industries  

  • Health and medical life sciences  

  • Primary industries  

What are the cross-sector activities identified in Diversify WA?

Diversify WA also recognises cross-sector activities that will improve value and productivity across multiple external-facing sectors.  

The cross-sector activities are:  

  • Supply chain development  

  • Advanced manufacturing  

  • Science, innovation and technology  

  • Environmental, social and governance frameworks 


Get in touch

If you are looking for opportunities in business, investment or trade, contact our experienced team at Invest and Trade WA.

Our in-house experts can support you directly and provide referrals or introductions across our network of overseas offices, industry bodies and government agencies.


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