Regional Economic Development (RED) Grants

Regional Economic Development (RED) Grants

Regional Economic Development (RED) Grants

ROUND FOUR CLOSED

The Regional Economic Development (RED) Grants Program is a $40.8 million over seven years State Government initiative that invests in local projects to stimulate economic growth and development in regional Western Australia. It is part of the State Government’s job-creating investment across regional WA.

Delivered locally by the State's nine Regional Development Commissions, up to $250,000 is available for individual projects that promote sustainable jobs, partnerships, productivity, skills and capability, as well as stimulate new investment and industry diversification.

The grants will boost investment in local regional projects that contribute to population and economic growth initiatives and innovation pilots, and importantly, are driven by the community.

Round Four of the RED Grants Program is now closed.

Applications will be assessed on a competitive basis within the region, alignment with Goldfields-Esperance Regional Priorities and demonstration of a REDS economic diversification and employment growth outcome:
  • Sustainable jobs growth;
  • Expanding or diversifying industry;
  • Developing skills or capabilities; 
  • Attracting new investment in the region; and
  • Increasing productivity
This funding is intended for projects that are ready to commence. If your project concept is not fully developed or ready to implement from March 2022, you are advised to defer your application to a future REDs round.

For further information on the RED Grants Program and future grant rounds, please contact the GEDC grants team on 9080 5000 or grants@gedc.wa.gov.au.

The GEDC supports local purchasing through the RED Grants Program. To discuss the Local Content outcomes associated with your project, please contact the Local Content Adviser - Peter Rampellini on 9080 5008 or localcontent@gedc.wa.gov.au

Prospective applicants are encouraged to utilise the RED Grant Explainer Video resource to plan for your project submission.

Ministerial Round Four Announcement - Media Statement.

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Regional Economic Development (RED) Grants Round Four (4) Guidelines

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Goldfields-Esperance RED Grants Guidance 

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Goldfields-Esperance Regional Priorities

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Application Declaration Form 

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Round Three of the RED Grants program opened on 12 May 2020 and closed on 7 July 2020. The GEDC recieved twenty-one (21) applications for the Goldfields-Esperance region, requesting $3.3 million in RED Grants funding, with a total project value of $7.9 million, during the 2020-2021 round of the RED Grants.
 
The 2020-2021 Regional Economic Development (RED) Grants for the Goldfields-Esperance region were announced by the Minister for Regional Development, Hon. Alannah MacTiernan MLC on the 27 November 2020.
 
 
Round Three (2020-21) - six organisations were successful in receiving funds in the third Regional Economic Development (RED) Grants. View the 2020-21 successful recipients for the Goldfields-Esperance region
Round Two (2019-20) - five organisations were successful in receiving funds in the second Regional Economic Development (RED) Grants. View the 2019-20 Successful Recipients for the Goldfields-Esperance region
Round One (2018-19) – five organisations were successful in receiving funds in the first Regional Economic Development (RED) Grants. View the 2018-19 Successful Recipients for the Goldfields-Esperance region