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 or maxismise the recovery from COVID-19 impacts.

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;
  • Expanding or diversifying industry;
  • Developing skills or capabilities;
  • Attracting new investment in the region; and
  • Maximising recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic impacts.
The 2020-21 Regional Economic Development (RED) Grants Round Three for the Goldfields-Esperance region are now closed.

Applications will be processed through a competitive merit-based assessment and successful applicants will be announced by the Minister for Regional Development, Hon. Alannah MacTiernan.

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.
 
Round Two (2019-20) - five organisations were successful in receiving funds in the second Regional Economic Development (RED) Grants. 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. View the 2018-19 Successful Recipients for the Goldfields-Esperance region