The Economic Development Fund (EDF) seeks to support Council’s goal of achieving a strong, diversified and sustainable regional economy that supports the growth of new and existing industry and business activities whilst providing long-term employment opportunities. To be eligible, projects need to demonstrate an economic benefit to Etheridge Shire and assist in increasing and/or improving the diversity of local economy. Grant funding will be targeted at supporting the delivery of projects to strengthen and diversify the region's industry base and maximise economic impact.
Before you decide to submit an application, we welcome a discussion about your project, activity or event’s eligibility. Please read through the ‘Assessment Criteria’ section in the guidelines link provided below and then contact Council’s Community and Economic Development Officer if you’re thinking about making a submission.