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 State Government initiative that invests in community driven projects to stimulate economic growth and development in regional Western Australia.
 
The grants will support individual projects that promote sustainable jobs, partnerships, productivity, skills and capability, as well as stimulate new investment and industry diversification.
 
The State Government’s Royalties for Regions program has invested $22.5 million towards the RED Grants program as part of the 2018/19 State Budget. 
 
An amount of $6.3 million has been allocated for the first round of RED Grants to be evenly split across the nine Regional Development Commissions (RDCs).  Applications will be assessed under a competitive merit based process.
 
Each of the RDCs will manage the grant round process for their region, and will provide advice to applicants during the application process. Eligible applicants can apply for RED Grant funding of up to $250,000 for individual projects.

The objectives of the RED Grants Program include:
  • Sustainable jobs growth;
  • Increasing productivity;
  • Expanding or diversifying industry;
  • Developing skills or capabilities;
  • Attracting new investment in the region;
The 2018-19 Regional Economic Development (RED) Grants for the Goldfields-Esperance region are now closed.

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