Grants and Funding

Grants and Funding

Royalties for Regions is a Western Australian Government's initiative which will re-invest the equivalent of 25% of the State's mining and resources royalties revenue into regional communities every year.

Royalties for Regions underpins the State Government's long-term commitment to developing Western Australia's regional areas into strong and vibrant regional communities that are desirable places to live, work and invest.

Since December 2008, Royalties for Regions has invested $6.1 billion of the State's mining and onshore petroleum royalties to more than 3,600 projects and programs, including transfers to the Future Fund and other Special Purpose Accounts.

Royalties for Regions promotes and facilitates economic, business and social development in regional Western Australia for the benefit of all Western Australians. Royalties for Regions will invest $4 billion over four years across regional Western Australia from 2015-16.

Royalties for Regions focuses on delivering benefits to regional WA through six objectives:

  1. Building capacity in regional communities
  2. Retaining benefits in regional communities
  3. Improving services to regional communities
  4. Attaining sustainability
  5. Expanding opportunity
  6. Growing prosperity.

The Goldfields-Esperance Development Commission administers two funding rounds, the Regional Grants Scheme and the Community Chest Fund, made possible by Royalties for Regions.

The Goldfield-Esperance Regional Grants Scheme has contributed over $8.2 M to the region since 2008.

The Goldfields-Esperance Community Chest Fund contributed over $360,000 in small grants to the community in its inaugural year - 2015.

Of particular interest to the region is the Goldfields-Esperance Revitalisation Initiative which has been allocated $198M.

To enquire about funding opportunities or to discuss your project please call (08) 9080 5000 or email grants@gedc.wa.gov.au.