The State Government is putting new funding on the table to support local-level projects that drive jobs and economic diversification in Collie.
The Collie Futures Small Grants Program funds projects ranging from feasibility studies into major industrial developments to support for tourism events and redevelopments of local business premises.
In total, 28 businesses and not-for-profits received small grants from the previous $2 million funding pool.
As part of its ongoing commitment to diversifying Collie’s economy, the State Government is investing a further $2 million towards a new round of the program.
Grants of up to $100,000 are available for businesses and not-for-profit organisations seeking to drive economic impact in the Collie region and create job opportunities.
Projects can include development of new business streams, new technologies, research, business case development, training and events.
Grant applicants must demonstrate a clear economic benefit to the Collie region to be successful.
Meanwhile, the Collie Futures Economic Advisory Group has been reconvened with new members, and will be chaired by Collie-Preston MLA Jodie Hanns.
The group assesses applications and provides advice for the Minister.