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.
RED Grants Guidelines and Application information
Applications for the RED Grants round are open from 14 September 2018 and close 2 November 2018. Applications will be assessed on a competitive basis within each region and eligible applicants can apply for RED Grant funding of up to $250,000 for individual projects. The first round of RED Grants will fund projects that are ready to commence by January 2019.
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;
RED Grant proposals submitted should also demonstrate alignment with the following regional priorities:
- Leadership and Innovation
- Business and Industry Development
- Workforce Development
- Promote the Region
- Social Infrastructure
- Economic Infrastructure
The GEDC uses the online grants management system Smartygrants
. If you are experiencing difficulty accessing the Smartygrants system, please contact Courtney Bergersen on 9080 5006 or email@example.com
To apply, please download the following documents and click the Smartygrants 'Apply Now'
For further information on the RED Grants, please contact Courtney Bergersen on 9080 5006 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The GEDC supports local purchasing through the RED Grants. If you wish to discuss the Local Content issues or outcomes associated with your project, please contact the GEDC Local Content Adviser - Goldfields-Esperance: Peter Rampellini on 9080 5008 or email@example.com
Ministerial announcement - Regional Economic Development Grants to stimulate local jobs