Regional Economic Development (RED) Grants

Regional Economic Development (RED) Grants

Regional Economic Development (RED) Grants 

The Regional Economic Development (RED) Grants Program is a State Government initiative investing $45.8 million over eight years (2018-19 to 2025-26) in local projects to stimulate economic growth and development in regional Western Australia.

Delivered locally by the Goldfields-Esperance Development Commission (GEDC), up to $250,000 is available for individual projects that promote sustainable jobs and workforce solutions, productivity, skills and capability building, as well as stimulating new investment and industry diversification across the region.

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

Applications for Round Five (2022-23) of the Goldfields-Esperance RED Grants Program is now closed.

Applications for funding are assessed on a competitive basis, considering their alignment with the GEDC's strategic regional priorities and clear demonstration of economic diversification and employment outcomes, including the following REDs objectives:
  • Sustainable jobs
  • Expanding or diversifying industry
  • Developing skills or capabilities
  • Attracting new investment in the region 
  • Increasing productivity

Read More about Previous RED Grants Projects

The successful Round Five (2022-23) Regional Economic Development (RED) Grants for the Goldfields-Esperance region were announced by the Minister for Regional Development, Hon. Alannah MacTiernan MLC on the 3 November 2022.

The GEDC received twenty-seven (27) applications for the Goldfields-Esperance region, requesting $4.1 million in RED Grants funding, with a total project value of $10.4 million.

The successful recipients for Round Five (2022-23) are available below, along with funding recipients from earlier rounds.
 
Round Five (2022-23) - Four organisations received Regional Economic Development (RED) Grants funding.                                                 View the 2022-23 successful recipients for the Goldfields-Esperance region
Round Four (2021-22) - Five organisations received Regional Economic Development (RED) Grants funding.                                                 View the 2021-22 successful recipients for the Goldfields-Esperance region
Round Three (2020-21) - Six organisations received Regional Economic Development (RED) Grants funding.                                                View the 2020-21 successful recipients for the Goldfields-Esperance region
Round Two (2019-20) - Five organisations received Regional Economic Development (RED) Grants funding. View the 2019-20 Successful Recipients for the Goldfields-Esperance region
Round One (2018-19) – Five organisations received Regional Economic Development (RED) Grants funding. View the 2018-19 Successful Recipients for the Goldfields-Esperance region