$3.3 million boost for ag sector in new round of Rural Economic Development Grants

Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries and Minister for Rural Communities The Honourable Mark Furner
  • Expressions of interest open for round six of Rural Economic Development Grants
  • $3.3 million to support good jobs and better services in rural and regional Queensland
  • EOIs will close on 28 March 2024

Rural businesses across Queensland’s primary production sector can now submit an expression of interest (EOI) for round six of the Government’s successful Rural Economic Development (RED) Grants scheme.

The co-contribution grants of up to $200,000 will continue to strengthen primary production sectors and bolster jobs in rural and regional communities.

The new round, worth $3.3 million, will generate jobs, expand agricultural supply chains and provide significant economic benefit to rural areas.

Grant funding may be used for activities such as capital expenditure on buildings, plant and equipment, as well as consumables used for the project.

It may also be used for training costs and technical support for specific projects, as well as salary and on-costs for staff and professionals working on activities for the funded project.

EOIs for the sixth round of the RED Grant scheme will close on 28 March 2024. Successful EOIs will be advised by 17 May 2024 and then be invited to submit a full application by 21 June, with final grants awarded from 16 August 2024.

The Queensland Rural and Industry Development Authority (QRIDA) administers the RED Grant scheme on behalf of the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries.

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