Up to $100,000 is available from Collie Futures Small Grants Program to support projects that have economic impact and create jobs in the Collie region of WA.

 

Collie Futures Small Grants Program

The Collie Futures Small Grants Program provides small to medium enterprises with funding to undertake projects that will create jobs and opportunities in the Collie region of Western Australia.

The Collie Futures Small Grants Program (CFSGP) is part of the wider Collie Futures Fund and aligns with the current State Government activities to prepare an Economic Development Plan aimed at driving the economic growth and job opportunities for Collie, Bunbury and the surrounding communities.

 

Objectives

Small grants will be available to support new opportunities for enterprise and industry that provide a long-term benefit to the Collie region to:

  • increase jobs;
  • increase productivity;
  • expand or diversify new business streams;
  • develop skills or capabilities; and
  • foster co-investment opportunities and partnerships.

Please note that projects must demonstrate an economic impact within a 50km radius of the Collie CBD.

 

Funding

Grants of up to $100,000 are available to business and Not for Profit organisations seeking to drive economic impact in the Collie region. Funding will be directed towards enterprise and industry projects that demonstrate an aim to support economic growth and job opportunities for Collie.

 

Eligible Projects

Eligible expenditure items include:

  • development of new business streams or expansion of existing businesses
  • development of new technologies
  • research development
  • training courses and / or skills development
  • business case development

 

Eligible Applicants

Organisations eligible to apply include:

  • Existing enterprises (with a focus on Micro and Small to Medium Enterprises).
  • Not for Profits (including voluntary and community groups) which:
    • have an Australian Business Number (ABN); and/or
    • are an incorporated body or has equivalent status (eg: represented by an incorporated auspicing body).
  • Incorporated bodies which:
    • have an Australian Business Number (ABN); and
    • are a company incorporated in Australia; and/or
    • a trading corporation * (eg: trading trust).

Joint applications are acceptable, provided there is a lead applicant as the main driver of the project that is eligible to apply. There must be a formal arrangement in place between all parties.

 

Timing

Applications close 31 December 2019.

 

Round 1 Recipients

The following projects were successful in the first round of the Collie Futures Small Grants Fund.

Second tranche:

  • Collie River Valley Marketing ─ $70,000 towards Black Diamond Tourism Feasibility;
  • Leschenault Catchment Council ─ $75,000 towards Danju-Jobs Together; and
  • Dam Fish ─ $75,000 towards CRV Demonstration Marron Farm

Initial tranche:

  • DC Two ─ Modular Behind the Grid Technology Data Centre;
  • The Mellegers Family Trust ─ Trails Centre;
  • Planwest (WA) ─ Collie Distillery Project;
  • Global Marketing Technologies ─ Collie Hay Pressing Plant Feasibility Study and Business Plan;
  • Collie Synfuels ─ Collie Flagship Project ─ Fuel Cell Vehicle H2 Infrastructure and Distribution Study;
  • Collie Synfuels ─ Collie Flagship Project ─ Liquid H2 Export Option ─ Feasibility Study;
  • Collie Cycle Club ─ Collie to Donnybrook and Return Cycling Classic; and
  • Keip Filtration ─ Hydration Hub.

 

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