Regional Economic Development (RED) Grants

Regional Economic Development (RED) Grants

Regional Economic Development (RED) Grants 


The Regional Economic Development (RED) Grants Program is a State Government initiative investing $50.58 million in funding over 9 years (2018-19 to
2026-27) 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.

The GEDC is now seeking applications for Round Six of the RED Grants Program, that opened on 5 May and will close at 5pm on 30 June 2023.

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 the RED Grants and how to apply via the quicklinks below:


Applicants are strongly encouraged to meet with GEDC officers during the initial stages of the grant program opening (during the first four weeks) to discuss the suitability and eligibility of your project and to enable sufficient time to complete your application. For further information on the RED Grants, please contact the GEDC grants team, Lillian Poh or Regan Brewer, on 9080 5000 or There are also opportunities to meet with GEDC grant officers to discuss the REDs program or your project ideas in detail, by booking a one-on-one appointment in Esperance (22 & 23 May 2023) or Kalgoorlie-Boulder (25 & 26 May 2023), or by attending the RED Grants Webinar held on Monday 29 May 2023 at 10:00 -11:00am.

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This funding is intended for projects or initiatives that are ready to commence. If your project concept is not fully developed or ready to implement from December 2023 / January 2024 onwards, you are advised to defer your application to a future REDs round.
Prospective applicants are encouraged to view the RED Grant Explainer Video to help plan your project, for future funding applications.