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 $55.85 million over ten 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 economic growth initiatives and innovative pilots, and importantly, are driven by the community.

The GEDC is now seeking applications for Round 7 of the RED Grants Program, that opened on 24 April and will close on 26 June 2024.

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
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Read more about the RED Grants and how to apply via the quick links below:


Applicants are strongly encouraged to meet with GEDC during the initial stages of the grant program to discuss the suitability and eligibility of your project and enable sufficient time to complete your application. For further information on the RED Grants, please contact the GEDC Grants Team on 9080 5000 or