Grants Resources and Support

Grants Resources and Support

The GEDC enables regional development through State Government grant programs as well as providing project support to stakeholders, to access a range of other funding resources. 

Below is a list of selected Australian grants from external providers that may be useful for organisations to help progress project development. These grants may benefit those seeking funding assistance for socio-economic developments within the Goldfields-Esperance region. The GEDC endeavours to keep this list as up to date as possible, should you require further information please contact our Grants Officers on ph: (08) 9080 5000 or via email: 

The grant list below contains further information from third party sources and you should not rely on our data alone. Please double-check everything, particularly crucial information such as closing dates and grant eligibility. Links to third party websites are provided solely for your convenience and do not indicate our endorsement or affiliation of their services. We are not responsible for the operation or security of third party websites and we do not make any representations as to the accuracy, appropriateness or usability of content shown on third party websites.


Be Connected - Get Online Week Event grant

Get Online Week Event grants help community organisations host a digital skills event during Get Online Week (16-22 October 2023). The grants support community organisations to host these events by covering some of the costs involved. Get Online Week grants are $1,000 and available to organisations registered as part of our Be Connected Network. Grants open for applications 3 July 2023. Apply here

ThriveKids Grants

Variety ThriveKids grants provide practical equipment to help WA kids develop and thrive. This includes items that promote behavioural regulation, physical development, independence, wellbeing, social inclusion and more. Apply here.

Regional Organisation Grants

The WA Government Regional Organisations Grants funding opportunity is open for non-for-profit community organisations to apply for up to $50,000. The Grant aims to enhance sporting and active recreation opportunities for individuals living in regional WA. For more information, please visit the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industires website. Applications may be made anytime. Apply here.

Food and Beverage Feasibility Study Funding

Funding is available for businesses considering the feasibility of capital investment or expansion projects to grow, relocate or diversify food and beverage manufacturing or other forms of value add processing in WA. Grants available from $30,000 to $200,000 (excluding GST) to contribute towards feasibility studies and other de-risking activities with a minimum cash co-contribution of 50% of the total feasibility project cost. More information or to check eligibility criteria. Applications close 30 June 2024. 

PBC Capacity Building Grants for Native Title Corporations

The Australian Government is providing funding to assist Prescribed Bodies Corporate (PBCs) generate economic benefits through the effective and sustainable management of their land, to increase capacity of PBCs to take advantage of economic opportunities, build long-term organisational capacity within PBCs and support native title agreement making. For more information, visit the NIAA website.

Active Regional Communities Grant

The WA government’s Active Regional Communities (ARC) Grants Program aims to increase the opportunities for regional people to participate in sport and active recreation activities in regional WA and is tailored to meet the demands and challenges of sport and active recreation groups within the nine regions of the WA including the Goldfields-Esperance region. For more information, visit the WA DLGSC website.

Strengthening Rural Communities – Prepare and Recover

The Strengthening Rural Communities (SRC) Prepare and Recover program supports communities in remote, rural, and regional communities across Australia to implement initiatives that prevent and prepare for future climate-related impacts, or recover from existing disasters through medium to long-term process. Grants up to $25,000 are available for a broad range of initiatives to strengthen the capacity and capability of local people, organisations, networks and systems that help communities to be informed, skilled, connected and resourced for the future. For more information, visit their website. 

Small Business Export Loan

The Australian Government’s Small Business Export Loan provides small to medium export businesses with loans of $20,000 - $350,000 to cover up to 80% of the costs to secure an export contract or purchase order with an overseas buyer. The loans are designed to meet the specific needs of small and medium sized businesses, to take advantage of export opportunities when financial institutions cannot assist. For more information, visit the Government Business website.

Community Grants Program - Mary MacKillop Today

Eligible organisations may apply for grants of up to $10,000 to deliver small, life-changing projects that promote life-long learning for people experiencing systemic injustice and challenges. Applications close 22 September 2023. Apply here

Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund (CSRFF)

The program aims to increase participation in sport and recreation, with an emphasis on physical activity through rational development of sustainable, good quality, well designed and well utilised facilities. Applications close 29 September 2023. Apply here.

Visual Arts General Grants

The Gordon Darling Foundation provides funding for a range of Visual Arts projects Australia-wide. Funding may be provided for: catalogues and publications, marketing, professional education initiatives, collection management initiatives, research projects and internally known speakers for symposia. Applications close 29 September 2023. Apply here.

Better Beginnings Family Literacy Community Grants

The State Library’s Better Beginnings Program is a WA family literacy initiative that connects families with books through free reading packs. Micro grants of $5,000 to $10,000 and innovation grants of $10,000 to $30,000 is available to support public libraries and community organisations to create and deliver early literacy programs to meet their communities’ needs. Applications close 29 September 2023. Apply here.

Documentary Development Investment Fund

ScreenWest is offering funding of up to $25,000 for the development of documentary and factual programming in order to support and grow a sustainable Western Australian screen industry. Applications close 2 October 2023. Apply here.

Regional Events Scheme funding

The Regional Events Scheme is an annual funding round for smaller and developing regional events across WA to be held between 1 July 2024 and 30 June 2025. Funding of between $5,000 and $40,000 is available for events that bring more people to the region, attract media coverage, involve and inspire the community, add vibrancy and excitement to the region. Applications close 17 October 2023. Apply here.

Kickstarter Challenge

The Kickstarter Challenge invites women 18 years and over who have a business idea to be part of the challenge. Submit your business idea for a chance to win a share of $60,000 in equity-free funding. Categories include STEM and technology, Health and Wellbeing, Climate Change and Sustainability and Women’s Economic Equality. Applications close 17 October 2023. Apply here.

Documentary Producer Program

Screen Australia is offering grants designed to support innovative, distinctive and engaging documentaries with a strong creative vision in the context of today’s evolving media and distribution landscape and the commercial realities of increasingly fragmented sources of finance. Applications close 26 October 2023. Apply here.

Healthy Research Program – Intervention Research

Healthway’s 2023 Open Intervention Research Round will provide funding to eligible organisations for research projects that develop and test a new health promotion intervention or lead to the development of a health promotion policy intervention with the purpose of improving community health outcomes. Applications close 3 November 2023. Apply here.

MRFF Stem Cell Therapies Grant

The MRFF Stem Cell Therapies grant supports world-leading translational stem cell research that develops and delivers innovative, safe and effective stem cell medicines to improve health outcomes, in partnership with patients and carers. Applications close 15 November 2023. Apply here.

Supporting LGBTQIA+ Refugees and People Seeking Asylum

Projects that are collaborations between refuge and asylum seeker agencies or groups are encouraged to apply.  Funding of up to $20,000 over two years is available for projects that support LGBTQIA+ people who are refugees or seeking asylum in one of the following areas: improving access to stable housing, enhancing education, workforce participation, health literacy, links to services and supports, cultural engagement and development and improving inclusive practices. Expressions of Interest (EOI) close 6 October 2023 and applications close 17 November 2023. Apply here.

MRFF – Traumatic Brian Injury Grant

The 2023 Traumatic Brain Injury Grant Opportunity is to provide grants of financial assistance to support medical research and medical innovation projects that: improve care for moderate to severe traumatic brain injury or conduct research to address inequalities and barriers to implementation. Applications close 23 November 2023. Apply here.

Telstra Top-up

Infoxchange have partnered with Telstra to provide a complimentary $160 mobile credit recharge to those who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness, family violence, food insecurity, mental health, disability or impacted by a natural disaster, which can be used over a period of 6 months. Apply here.

Boosting Business Events Bid Fund Program

Managed by Tourism Australia’s specialist unit, Business Events Australia, the Business Events Bid Fund Program (BFP) is designed to increase the conversion of bids for new international business events for Australia through the offer of financial support at the critical bidding stage. Apply here.

Lotterywest Grants

Grants are available to projects that meet one of Lotterywest’s priority areas, including inclusive thriving community, connected cultural experiences, protected sustainable ecosystems, smart innovative society and active healthy people. Apply here.

Community-Led Solutions Economic Development Grant Opportunities

The Australian Government is inviting organisations through a targeted grant process to apply to provide infrastructure project proposals in the Goldfields. The grant scheme will provide up to $17 million over 3 years from 2022-23 to 2024-25. This grant opportunity contributes to the Department of Social Services’ Outcome 2. Families and Communities program by supporting vulnerable and disadvantaged people through local community-led solutions that strengthen economic participation in regional communities. Click here for more information.