Regional Economic Development grants open for Peel organisations to apply for

Regional Development Minister Alannah MacTiernan and Murray-Wellington MP Robyn Clarke. Photo: Mandurah Mail.
Regional Development Minister Alannah MacTiernan and Murray-Wellington MP Robyn Clarke. Photo: Mandurah Mail.

A state government grants program aimed at benefiting regional communities is open for applications, with organisations in the Mandurah, Pinjarra and Peel region urged to apply.

The Regional Economic Development (RED) grants program will see $28.8 million spent over five years in regional and rural locations.

In round one, seven Peel projects shared $850,000 of investment, with round two now open.

Grants of $250,000 are available for individual projects that promote sustainable jobs, partnerships, productivity, skills and capability, as well as stimulate new investment in industry diversification.

Regional Development Minister Alannah MacTiernan said the government was committed to investing in the regions.

"The funding has enabled a number of small businesses to expand and upgrade their operations, providing direct benefits to the community through the creation of new jobs and investment in long-term infrastructure," she said.

Murray-Wellington MP Robyn Clarke said RED grants helped organisations in her electorate.

"The last round of RED grants saw great local businesses such as the Forest Heritage Centre Dwellingup receive funding to further tourism opportunities in the region," she said.

"This funding is a great opportunity to further diversify our local economy and stimulate local investment.

"I strongly encourage any local business who may be interested to contact their relevant Development Commission and apply for round two of these grants."

Applications close on September 13. For more information, click here.