The Western Australian government has committed an additional $2 million to the Collie Futures Small Grant Program.
The program, which supports economic diversification in the former coal-mining and coal power generation town, provides for grants of up to $100,000 for businesses and not-for-profits in Collie to drive local jobs.
In total, 28 businesses and not-for-profits received small grants from the previous $2 million funding pool for projects ranging from feasibility studies into major industrial developments to support for tourism events and redevelopments of local business premises.
In the new round of the program, projects can include development of new business streams, new technologies, research, business case development, training and events.
Meanwhile the Collie Futures Economic Advisory Group has been reconvened with new members, and will be chaired by Collie-Preston MLA Jodie Hanns.
The group assesses applications and provides advice for the minister.
Picture: exhibitions.slwa.wa.gov.au/Collie open-cut mine
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