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Congratulations to Parish Engineering

Congratulations to Parish Engineering, successful applicant of the Federal Government’s Sovereign Industrial Capability Priority Grant (SICPG) Program

The SICPG Program supports Australian businesses to develop capabilities critical to Australia’s Defence sector, making investments aligned with the Defence Industrial Capability Plan’s Sovereign Industrial Capability Priorities. 

Parish Engineering – a female-led precision machined component manufacturer – services industries including defence, heavy vehicles and automotive. The supported project centres on a state-of-the-art, IoT-enabled CNC lathe which will enable Parish to remain cost-competitive and adaptive against precision engineered component imports, maintaining a local precision engineering ecosystem, and supporting critical Australian defence sector and logistics supply chains. 

Grant Thornton Australia is proud to have supported Parish Engineering in this grant application, particularly as the program transitioned from a non-competitive eligibility based program to competitive rounds. 

“We’re delighted the Federal Government has chosen to support Parish Engineering and this project. The investment supports the transformation of Australia’s metalwork industry to develop sovereign manufacturing capability for Defence supply chains,” said Simone Barker, Innovation Incentives Director.

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About the SICPG

The SICPG is an open competitive program for Australian small to medium enterprises (SME’s) to build industrial capabilities that fit with Defence’s Sovereign Industrial Capability Priorities. Grant funding of up to $1 million, matched funding is available. The program is open and ongoing with applications assessed in batches throughout the year. Batch 5 assessment is for applications received between 1 August and 31 October 2023.

Further information about SICPG click here. More information about grant support here.


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