I recently (ok yesterday lol) submitted an application for this voucher for purpose of purchasing lens to expand my range of services from printing to photography. Does anyone know if lens purchase can be claimed?
Nope, "Cameras" and "Photography Peripherals" are in the updated list of non-supportable items in their FAQ:
What are some examples of non-supportable items?
Please refer to the updated list of non-supportable items* under each of the categories below:
Equipment & Hardware
Standalone electrical & electronic appliances, such as the following, will not be supported under ICV:
Computer or photography peripherals such as monitor, mouse, charger, modem, router, etc
In short, they won't fund it if it's part of the gears/ operating costs that you have incurred. They want u to look at ways to enhance. They won't fund a better computer or camera but if it's something out of your comfort zone and helps, they will support it.