Peel businesses encouraged to apply for new funding

The state government is continuing its investment in community-driven projects across Peel with the opening of round two of the Regional Economic Development (RED) Grants program.

The government has committed $28.8 million over five years towards the RED Grants program for projects that are set to benefit regional communities.

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

Murray-Wellington MP Robyn Clarke said the government was committed to creating sustainable communities where people enjoy living and working.

"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.

Mandurah MP David Templeman said he was excited to see what new initiatives would be funded through the grants.

"The RED Grants program has already supported a number of fantastic local projects including Mandurah Boat and Bike Hire, Mandurah Cruises, Dwellingup's Forrest Heritage Center and ManukaLife Ltd.," he said.

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

Applications for round two are now open and close on 13 September.