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 allocated $2.5 million over four years towards the RED Grants program in the Goldfields-Esperance region.
 
The GEDC manages the grant round process for the Goldfields-Esperance region, and will provide advice to applicants about 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; and
  • Attracting new investment in the region.
The first round of the RED Grants program opened on 14 September 2018 and closed on 2 November 2018. The GEDC received twenty-one (21) applications for the Goldfields-Esperance region, requesting $2.7 million in RED Grants funding, with a total project value of $12.2 million, during the first round of the RED Grants.

The 2018-19 Regional Economic Development (RED) Grants for the Goldfields-Esperance region were announced by the Minister for Regional Development, Hon. Alannah MacTiernan MLA on the 22 February 2019.
 
Round One (2018-19) – five organisations were successful in receiving funds in the first Regional Economic Development (RED) Grants Round. RED Grants 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.