Putting small-scale producers on the map

The Victorian Government is helping to put Victoria’s innovative small-scale and craft producers on the foodie map and showcasing the exceptional food and drink they have to offer.

Minister for Agriculture Mary-Anne Thomas visited Stomping Ground Brewery and Beer Hall in Moorabbin to announce more than $750,000 of grants under the Victorian Government’s Small Scale and Craft Program which have been awarded to 10 Victorian producers as part of Stream Three grants program.

Kingston Collective has been awarded $43,000 for its Bayside Beer Belt project. The funding will support the creation of the Bayside Beer Belt tours which are set to offer an immersive and educational experience for visitors at over 10 local craft-breweries, including Stomping Ground Brewery and Beer Hall.

Melbourne’s south eastern suburbs are home to a number of unique local breweries and distilleries with the Bayside Beer Belt encouraging Victorians to support their local breweries and tap into its hidden tourism potential.

Stream Three provided grants of between $25,000 and $100,000 to eligible small-scale and craft agribusinesses to support projects that create a unique visitor experience, engage multiple small-scale and craft producers, and put their regions on the map.

The Government’s Small-Scale and Craft Program has awarded grants to more than 300 businesses and invested $6.6 million in the sector.

The Small-Scale and Craft Program supports the 10-year agriculture strategy to create a sector that is strong, innovative and sustainable.

For more information visit: agriculture.vic.gov.au/smallscaleandcraftprogram

Source: Vic Government