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Rural Economic Development (RED) Grants offer up to $250,000 in co-contribution grants to agribusiness projects that strengthen primary production sectors and bolster rural communities.

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The Rural Economic Development (RED) Grants Scheme has been funded to an amount of $10 million over three funding rounds. These grants fund projects which provide unique opportunities to generate economic and employment opportunities related to primary production across rural and remote Queensland. 

Grants are up to a maximum of $250,000 with a 50 per cent cash contribution requirement from applicants. 

Expressions of Interest opened 18 June 2020 and closed at 11.59pm 10 July 2020. 

Example projects eligible under the scheme could include the development of new products or markets, or improved business processes where such investment creates employment – for further details on eligible applicants and eligible projects under the scheme view the Guidelines.

Key dates for Round 3

31 July 2020 EOI outcomes will be advised and successful submissions will receive an invitation to submit a full application including an application pack.
28 August 2020 Applications to apply close at 11:59pm.
25 September 2020 Applicants will be notified of application outcomes. Following this, successful applicants will be announced by the Minister for Agriculture Industry Development and Fisheries.
Upon approval and funding agreement Successful applicants will receive funding to agreed milestones as their project progresses.


Frequently Asked Questions

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

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