Regional Economic Development (RED) Grants
ROUND FOUR OPEN
The Regional Economic Development (RED) Grants Program is a $40.8 million over seven 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 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.
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 Goldfields-Esperance Development Commission is seeking applications for Round Four of the RED Grants Program closing on 21 October 2021.
Applications will be assessed on a competitive basis within the region, alignment with Goldfields-Esperance Regional Priorities and demonstration of a REDS economic diversification and employment growth outcome:
- Sustainable jobs growth;
- Expanding or diversifying industry;
- Developing skills or capabilities;
- Attracting new investment in the region; and
- Increasing productivity
Applicants are strongly encouraged to meet with GEDC officers during the initial stages of the grant opening (first four weeks) to discuss suitability and eligibility of your project and to enable sufficient time to complete your application.
This funding is intended for projects that are ready to commence. If your project concept is not fully developed or ready to implement from March 2022, you are advised to defer your application to a future REDs round.
For further information on the RED Grants Program, please contact the GEDC grants team on 9080 5000 or email@example.com
The GEDC supports local purchasing through the RED Grants Program. To discuss the Local Content outcomes associated with your project, please contact the Local Content Adviser - Peter Rampellini on 9080 5008 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Prospective applicants are encouraged to utilise the RED Grant Explainer Video
resource to plan for your project submission.
Ministerial Round Four Announcement - Media Statement
Round Three of the RED Grants program opened on 12 May 2020 and closed on 7 July 2020. The GEDC recieved twenty-one (21) applications for the Goldfields-Esperance region, requesting $3.3 million in RED Grants funding, with a total project value of $7.9 million, during the 2020-2021 round of the RED Grants.