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.


Thrive Community Grants

St George Foundation’s Thrive COmmunity Grants provide smaller, local charities with one-off grants of up to $50,000 to assist children and young people connect with friends, family and the community, participate in activities that build resilience, develop new skills, enrich lives and create a sense of belonging. Applications close 24 June 2023. Apply here.

Hardship Support Grant

The State Government’s Hardship Support Grant offers a one-off grant of $5,000 to support eligible primary production businesses directly impacted by the current drought conditions. Applications close 30 June 2024. Apply here.

Anzac Day Trust Fund

The State Government’s Anzac Day Trust Fund provides funding for any purpose that benefits ex-service personnel or their families. This includes assisting established ex-service organisations who are delivering projects, programs and initiatives supporting the WA veteran community. Applications close 30 June. 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. Applications may be made at any time. Apply here.

Industry Growth Program

The program supports innovative small and medium enterprises undertaking commercialisation and/or growth projects within the National Reconstruction Fund priority areas through advisory services and opportunities for matched grant funding. 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.

Self-Employment Assistance Program

The Department of Employment and Workplace Relations’ Self Employment Assistance Program can help you with your business idea or existing business through services including workshops, business plan development, free accredited Small Business Training, Business Advice Sessions, Business Health Check and coaching. For more information, click 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.

Forestry Industry Support Plantation Establishment Grant

The Australian Government is offering funding to support the establishment of new long-rotation softwood and hardwood plantation forests and assist the sector to respond to the projected growth in demand for domestically sourced timber resources. Applications open 9 February and close 27 June 2024. 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.

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. Applications close 30 June 2024. Apply here.

WA Regional Achievement & Community Awards

The Western Australian Regional Achievement & Community Awards are designed to encourage, acknowledge and reward the valuable contributions individual, communities and businesses are making throughout regional and rural Western Australia. Nominations open on 15 May and close on 24 July 2024. For more information, click here. 

New Industries Fund: Innovation Booster Grant

The State Government’s Innovation Booster Grant is designed to provide your startup business with the financial boost it needs to access professional skills, services or knowledge, enabling you to advance your innovative idea, project or commercial activity in Western Australia. A maximum of $40,000 grant per application is available with recipients required to provide a net cash co-contribution of at least 20:80 applicant to WA government funding. Apply here.  

Tertiary Access Payment

The Tertiary Access Payment (TAP) is a one-off payment of up to $5,000 aimed at helping eligible students with the costs of relocating from a regional or remote area to undertake tertiary study. Applications close 31 December 2024. Apply here. 

First Peoples Curators’ Program

First Peoples Curator Program supports an emerging Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander practitioner to present an exhibition at First Draft.  The Program is designed to provide early career curatorial practitioners with new skills, professional development and access to key industry networks. Apply here. 

City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder's Event Sponsorship Program

The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder's Event Sponsorship Program is to position Kalgoorlie-Boulder as a significant event destination in partnership with community organisations and businesses that make positive contributions to the quality of life in the City and our local economy. Apply here. 

City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder Community Group Grant

The grant provides financial assistance to not-for-profit community groups and organisations for projects that strengthen and enhance the social wellbeing, development and sustainability of the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder Community. There are three categories available from community group grant, outstanding individual grant and sponsorship of hire fees. Apply here.  

Regional Precincts and Partnership Program

The Qantas Regional Grants program is offering $2 million in support to Australian-based communities and projects that are looking to benefit regional areas. The program is looking for applicants who directly services a regional community need, maximises local community benefits and/or demonstrates measurable socioeconomic impact. Applications close 10 May 2024. Apply here.

International Partnerships in Critical Minerals

The Australian Government is offering critical minerals businesses grants between $2 million and $20 million to grow end-to-end supply chains with Australia’s international partners. The grant opportunity will be open for applications for up to 2 years to cover up to 50% of eligible expenditure. For more information or to apply, click here. 

Advancing Renewables Program

The 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 emissions metals. Applications may be made at any time. 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.

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.

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. Applications can be made at any time.

Better Bins Plus: Go FOGO

The Better Bins Plus: Go FOGO program is a State Government initiative, delivered by the Waste Authority. The program supports local governments to provide better practice three-bin kerbside collection systems with a separate food organics garden organics (FOGO) service. Applications close 30 June 2024. Apply here.