Perth-Wellington MPP Matthew Rae (Photo by Ryan Drury)Perth-Wellington MPP Matthew Rae (Photo by Ryan Drury)

MPP announces Local Economic Development Funding

Perth-Wellington MPP Matthew Rae has announced over $270,000 in funding for his riding for local projects.

The money will be coming from the province's Rural Economic Development fund. It will be split between Minto, North Perth, Drayton, Wellington North and Perth County.

The RED program supports projects that diversify rural economies, retain skilled workers, and create jobs in local communities.

“It is important that we continue to invest in our rural communities, ensuring they continue to thrive,” MPP Rae said. “Our provincial government recognizes the importance of our small and rural communities through targeted programs like RED. I will continue to advocate for local investments that improve our communities.”

The funding breakdown is as follows:

Drayton Entertainment

Modernizing Operations


Town of Minto

Downtown Revitalization


Municipality of North Perth

Agriculture Excellence Action Plan

$ 136,799

Township of Wellington North

Lynes Blacksmith Shop Restoration


Perth County

Workforce Attraction and Retention Employer Toolkit (WARET)


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