Regional Economic Development (RED) Grants

Regional Economic Development (RED) Grants

Regional Economic Development (RED) Grants

The Regional Economic Development Grants (RED Grants) program is a $28.8 million (over five years) State Government initiative that invests in local projects to stimulate economic growth and development in regional Western Australia. 

It is part of the State Government’s job-creating Royalties for Regions investment across regional WA.

Delivered locally by the State's nine Regional Development Commissions, up to $250,000 is available for individual projects that promote sustainable jobs, partnerships, productivity, skills and capability, as well as stimulate new investment and industry diversification.

The grants will boost investment in local regional projects that contribute to population and economic growth initiatives and innovation pilots, and importantly, are driven by the community.

The objectives of the RED Grants Program include:
  • Sustainable jobs growth;
  • Increasing productivity;
  • Expanding or diversifying industry;
  • Developing skills or capabilities; and
  • Attracting new investment in the region.

The second round of the RED Grants program opened on 11 July 2019 and closed on 13 September 2019. The GEDC received twenty-two (22) applications for the Goldfields-Esperance region, requesting $2.6 million in RED Grants funding, with a total project value of $16.6 million, during the second round of the RED Grants.

The 2019-2020 Regional Economic Development (RED) Grants for the Goldfields-Esperance region were announced by the Minister for Regional Development, Hon. Alannah MacTiernan MLC on the 31 January 2020.
 
Round Two (2019-20) - five organisations were successful in receiving funds in the second Regional Economic Development (RED) Grants Round. View the 2019-20 Successful Recipients for the Goldfields-Esperance region
Round One (2018-19) – five organisations were successful in receiving funds in the first Regional Economic Development (RED) Grants Round. View the 2018-19 Successful Recipients for the Goldfields-Esperance region

To be notified of future funding opportunities through the RED Grants, please email grants@gedc.wa.gov.au and you will be added to the mailing list.