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.


Safe Places Emergency Accommodation Inclusion Round

This program offers funding for capital works to build, renovate, or purchase of new or expanded emergency accommodation for women and children experiencing family and domestic violence. Applications close 14 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.

Disability Representative Organisations (DRO) Grant

The Australian Government is offering funding that will enable organisations to promote an understanding of the lived experience of people with disability, promote and advocate for the rights and dignity of people with disability, and foster support for the participation of people with disability in aspects of community life. Applications close 27 November 2023. Apply here.

The Country Road Climate Fund

The Country Road Climate Fund is an annual climate impact grants program aimed at accelerating and incubating positive climate projects, programs, initiatives, products or organisations ('projects') across the Australian fashion industry. The Country Road Climate Fund is split into the Incubator Program and the Accelerator Program. Projects can apply to either (but not both) of these programs. Applications close 30 November 2023. Apply here.

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.

Local Capability Fund: Supplying Key Projects

The Supplying Key Projects Round provides funding support to WA small to medium enterprises (SMEs) to enhance their business capability and capacity to supply to major WA State or Local Government agencies, the Australian Government and the private sector. The fund can support 50% of eligible costs (excluding GST) up to a maximum funding level of $50,000 per successful applicant / SMEs supplying projects in the sectors of energy, mining, civil, construction, defense and/or marine. Applications close 31 October 2023. Apply here.

Local Capability Fund – Aboriginal Business Round

The Aboriginal Business Round provides Aboriginal businesses with funding support to enhance their capacity, capability and competitiveness to participate as suppliers of products, services and works to WA State or local government agencies, the Australian government and the private sector. Funding can support 50% of eligible costs (excluding GST) up to a maximum of $50,000 per successful applicant. Applications close 31 October 2023. Apply here.

Women’s Grants for a Stronger Future

The State Government is offering grants up to $10,000 for one-off initiatives contributing to gender equality and aligning with the priority areas of Stronger Together: WA’s Plan for Gender Equality. Applications close 1 November 2023. Apply here.

Safe Places Emergency Accommodation Inclusion Round

This program offers funding for capital works to build, renovate, or purchase of new or expanded emergency accommodation for women and children experiencing family and domestic violence. Applications close 14 November 2023. Apply here.

Mobile Network Hardening Program

The Australian Government is providing up to $15 million (GST exclusive) in Round 2 for projects that improve the resilience of mobile network infrastructure in rural, regional and remote Australia, including First Nations communities. The program will increase the resilience of Australia’s mobile network telecommunications infrastructure to help prevent, mitigate and respond to outages during bushfires and other natural disasters. Applications close 17 November 2023. Apply here.

Grant to End Homelessness

The Mercy Foundation Grants are offering grants between $5,000 to $60,000 for seeding initiatives, services, projects, advocacy and research that will contribute to the goal of ending homelessness by supporting permanent housing, housing first and permanent supportive housing solutions. Applications close 27 November 2023. Apply here.

Information, Linkages and Capacity Building Program – Individual Capacity Building Grant Opportunity

The Australian Government is inviting organisations via an open, competitive grants process to apply to deliver services from July 2024-June 2027. Funding of up to $90 million will be available to deliver one-off, time-limited activities to support systemic nationwide access to peer support, mentoring, self-advocacy and other skills building for people with disability, their families and carers. Applications close 30 November 2023. Apply here.

Local Capability Fund – Standards Compliance

The National and International Standards Compliance Round assists WA SMEs with the cost of engaging external expertise to carry out the implementation and third-party certification of national and international standards. The level of funding support is 75% of eligible costs up to a maximum level of $20,000 (excluding GST) per successful applicant. Apply here.

Advancing Renewables Program

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) Advancing Renewables Program supports a range of development, demonstration and pre-commercial deployment projects. This includes opportunities to optimise the transition to renewable electricity, commercialise clean hydrogen and support the transition to low wmission metals. Apply here.

Small Business Interest Rate Subsidy

The State Government is offering an interest rate subsidy available to small businesses for new loans to repair/replace assets that have been damaged or destroyed as a direct result of an eligible disaster, and for which this DRFAWA assistance measure has been activated. 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.

Small Environmental Grant Scheme

Wettenhall Environment Trust is offering support for people undertaking projects that will make a positive difference to the natural living environment, in land, sea or area, rural or urban. The Scheme supports grassroots organisations and individuals who are working with on-ground community groups making positive changes to biodiversity conservation in Australia. 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. Applications close 30 June 2024. Apply here.

Westfund Community Grants Program

Grants of up to $3,000 are available to eligible community groups and organisations that inspire the principles of Health and Wellbeing, Family and Community and Fit for Life. 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.