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 5333 or via email: 

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Stronger Communities Program (SCP) Round 8

Funding of between $2,500 and $20,000 is available for not-for-profit community organisations and local governments to fund small capital projects that deliver social benefits and boost local community participation, including small-scale infrastructure upgrades, fit-outs and equipment purchases. Run via an expression of interest and nomination process through the Federal Member of Parliament’s office, each electorate has total funding of up to $150,000 to be allocated to successful applications. Nominees are required to contact Rick Wilson MP’s office directly for an expression of interest (EOI), which is due by 14 March to be considered by the community committee for nomination. A maximum of 20 projects will be funded in each electorate.  

For more information, contact Laurissa Forbes (Electorate Officer for Rick Wilson MP) on 08 9071 4846 or email to either Rick at or 

First Nations Development

Screen Australia’s First Nations Department programs support creatively ambitious projects and people, and imaginative, resonant stories authored by Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander practitioners. Up to $35,000 is available for TV drama, feature film or documentary development and applicants that meet the eligibility criteria. For more information, visit the ScreenWest website.

Agrifood and Beverage (AFB) Voucher Program

Round Four of the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development Agrifood and Beverage voucher program has opened. The program aims to support small metropolitan and regional businesses to grow and improve their sustainability. Applications will close on 27 March 2023. Find out more information here.

Regional Arts WA RAF Project Fund

The Regional Arts WA Project Grant Fund provides an opportunity for community groups, schools, individuals, Local Governments and non-for-profits to seek a large amount of funding to support art projects, professional development and community capacity building projects. Groups can apply for up to $30,000 to benefit regional and remote artists, art workers and communities. Applications close 16 March 2023.

Language Legacies Grant Program

The Endangered Language Fund provides grants for language documentation and revitalization, and for linguistic fieldwork. Applications close 17 March 2023.

Social Justice Small Grants

The Mercy Foundation’s Social Justice Small Grants Program provides seed funding to assist communities and organisations to build capacity and bring about greater social justice in Australia. Funding of $1,000 to $10,000 is available. Applications close 21 March 2022.

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.

Native Forest Transition: Community Small Grants Fund

The WA Government has committed $4 million towards the Community Small Grants Fund. This commitment has been announced through the State Government’s $80 million Native Forest Transition. The Small Grant Fund aims to support community groups and businesses to enhance sustainable projects, create employment opportunities, encourage community development. Groups can apply for funding up to $100,000. Applications close 21 April 2023.

Business Events Australia Bid Fund Program

The Boosting Business Events Bid Fund Program (BFP) (managed by Tourism Australia’s, Business Events Australia) is designed to increase the conversion of new international business events for Australia through the offer of financial support at the bidding stage. The provision of funds via the BFP is designed to ensure a material difference to event costs. This can include, but not limited to costs for accommodation, venue hire, transport and other event costs. For more information, visit the Business Events Australia website. Applications close 30 June 2023.

BHP Future of Work Program

The Australian Government and BHP have formed the Future of Work Program to promote skills development in regional Australia. The program is designed to prepare people to become the regional workforce of the future. It will create 1,000 skills development opportunities by funding students undertaking short courses and advanced apprenticeships in regional areas, including the Pilbara and Goldfields in WA. For more information, visit the BHP website 

City of Kalgoorlie – Boulder’s Annual Grant Program 2023-24

The City of Kalgoorlie – Boulder has announced their Annual Grant Program. Applications are now open to community groups, organisations and individuals who are eager to make a difference in the community. The program will fund medium to large initiatives that align with the City’s Community Strategic Plan 2020-30.  In the last financial year, the City awarded $819,339.43 to the previous successful applicants. Applications close 28 April 2023.

WA Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements

The WA Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements established by the WA Government are designed to provide a range of measures to help those within disaster affected communities. Relief measures are available to assist in meeting the needs of primary producers whose assets or primary production business has/have been affected by a disaster. For more information, visit the WA DPIRD website.

High Risk Settings Pandemic Payment

The Australian government is offering a lump sum payment to support workers in high-risk settings that cannot earn an income if tested positive for COVID-19. For more information on eligibility or to apply, visit Services Australia website here. 

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.

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.