Regional Economic Development (RED) Grants
The Regional Economic Development (RED) Grants Program is a State Government initiative investing $45.8 million over eight years (2018-19 to 2025-26) in local projects to stimulate economic growth and development in regional Western Australia.
Delivered locally by the Goldfields-Esperance Development Commission (GEDC), up to $250,000 is available for individual projects that promote sustainable jobs and workforce solutions, productivity, skills and capability building, as well as stimulating new investment and industry diversification across the region.
The grants boost investment in regional projects that contribute to population and economic growth initiatives and innovative pilots, and importantly, are driven by the community.
Applications for Round Five (2022-23) of the Goldfields-Esperance RED Grants Program is now closed.
Applications for funding are assessed on a competitive basis, considering their alignment with the GEDC's strategic regional priorities and clear demonstration of economic diversification and employment outcomes, including the following REDs objectives:
- Sustainable jobs
- Expanding or diversifying industry
- Developing skills or capabilities
- Attracting new investment in the region
- Increasing productivity
Read More about Previous RED Grants Projects
The successful Round Four (2021-22) Regional Economic Development (RED) Grants for the Goldfields-Esperance region were announced by the Minister for Regional Development, Hon. Alannah MacTiernan MLC
on the 25 February 2022.
The GEDC received twenty-one (21) applications for the Goldfields-Esperance region, requesting $3.1 million in RED Grants funding, with a total project value of $7.7 million.
The successful recipients for Round Four (2021-22) are available below, along with funding recipients from earlier rounds.