Rural Economic Development Grants - Round 4 now open

The Rural Economic Development (RED) Grants offer up to $200,000 as a co-contribution grant to strengthen primary production sectors and bolster rural communities.

Program information

Expressions of interest (EOI) are now open for round four of the Rural Economic Development (RED) Grants.

The RED Grants Scheme was initially funded to an amount of $10 million over three funding rounds. An additional $3.3 million has been made available for a fourth funding round.

Grants are available up to $200,000 with a 50 per cent cash contribution requirement from applicants to fund projects which provide unique opportunities to generate economic and employment opportunities related to primary production value chains across rural and remote Queensland.

Example projects eligible under the scheme could include:

For further detail on eligible applicants and eligible projects under the scheme view the guidelines and frequently asked questions below.

QRIDA is leading a competitive selection process for the grants, with successful EOI applicants invited to submit a full application. 

It is essential that you read the guidelines prior to applying for information relating to eligibility, application and assessment processes, timeframes and your obligations as an applicant.

Key dates

28 October 2021
Expressions of interest open
13 December 2021
Expressions of interest close at 11:59pm
7 February 2022
Expressions of interest outcomes will be advised and successful submissions will receive an invitation to submit a full application including an application pack
22 April 2022
Applications to apply close at 11:59pm
20 June 2022
Applicants will be notified of application outcomes
Following this, successful applicants will be announced by the Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries
Upon approval and funding agreement
Successful applicants will receive funding to agreed milestones as their project progresses


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

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