The NSW Government has further ramped up its commitment to COVID safety by introducing a $5 million grants scheme to locally manufacture critical Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
The program will support domestic manufacturing of
PPE in NSW by providing grants to local companies to help fund equipment, raw materials and recruitment of skilled staff.
The new grants will be awarded to manufacturers who can demonstrate their ability to ramp up or repurpose manufacturing of items including masks, gowns, disinfectant, hand-wash and soap or their components.
In April and May, nearly 2,000 companies across the State answered the NSW Government’s call to register their ability to supply PPE through its Emergency Supplies Portal, including 235 in regional areas.
Local manufacturers and suppliers who registered to provide PPE have also been listed in a directory on the Buy NSW website with the list having already been downloaded more than 4,000 times.