Applications for the Collie Futures Industry Development Fund are currently open, with the fund designed to develop new industries and expand existing industries in the Collie region, an energy hub in Western Australia.
The Western Australian Government intends to support industry-led projects which will grow and diversify the economy and local jobs, by providing up to $2 million in grants.
Initiatives which are eligible for consideration must demonstrate the capacity to make a significant and sustainable impact on the local economy. Successful applicants will be required to match the State Government’s funding contribution.
The Collie Futures Industry Development Fund is the second funding program delivered through the Western Australian Government’s $20 million Collie Futures Fund. The Collie Futures Small Grants Program was launched last year, with successful applicants already receiving support to kickstart economy-boosting, job-creating initiatives through the program.
Regional Development Minister, Alannah MacTiernan, stated “This significant investment will be the key to further unlocking Collie’s economic potential, with the funding set to capture new opportunities for the region.
“This is an exciting opportunity to drive economic advancement and create jobs in Collie – we’re providing financial support to companies looking to establish or expand operations to help smooth the transition for Collie.”