Douglas businesses with a primary production background are invited to submit an Expression of Interest for round three of the Queensland Government’s $10 million Rural Economic Development Grants program.

Co-contribution grants of up to $250,000 are available for food and agricultural businesses to support ‘shovel-ready’ projects that create jobs for value added primary production and provide significant economic benefits to rural and regional communities.

The Rural Economic Development (RED) Grants, administered by the Queensland Rural and Industry Development Authority (QRIDA), are available to fund projects that continue to create jobs and grow local economies in rural and regional Queensland.

Eligible projects may include implementing new technologies and innovations that enhance productivity to assisting with business development and expansion or working to achieve improved economies of scale.

Applicants must also be able to demonstrate an ability to provide sufficient finance to match the grant and propose a project that has not already received approval or acceptance under another government scheme.

Expressions of interest for round two close at midnight on 10 July, 2020.

For more information on the RED Grants including program guidelines, round one and two successful applicant stories and the Expression of Interest form, visit here or call 1800 623 946.