Regional Economic Development (RED) Grants

Regional Economic Development (RED) Grants

Regional Economic Development (RED) Grants

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 Goldfields-Esperance Development Commission (GEDC), 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 boost investment in regional projects that contribute to population and economic growth initiatives and innovation pilots, and importantly, are driven by the community.

Applications for funding are assessed on a competitive basis taking into account alignment with the GEDC's Regional Priorities and demonstration of REDS economic diversification and employment growth outcomes, as follows:
  • Sustainable jobs growth;
  • Expanding or diversifying industry;
  • Developing skills or capabilities; 
  • Attracting new investment in the region; and
  • Increasing productivity

ROUND FOUR ANNOUNCED

The successful 2021-2022 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.

Round 4 (2021-22) of the RED Grants program opened on 27 August 2021 and closed on 21 October 2021. 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 4 (2021-22) are available below, along with funding recipients from earlier rounds.
 
Round Four (2021-22) - Five organisations received Regional Economic Development (RED) Grants funding.                                                 View the 2021-22 successful recipients for the Goldfields-Esperance region
Round Three (2020-21) - Six organisations received Regional Economic Development (RED) Grants funding.                                                View the 2020-21 successful recipients for the Goldfields-Esperance region
Round Two (2019-20) - Five organisations received Regional Economic Development (RED) Grants funding. View the 2019-20 Successful Recipients for the Goldfields-Esperance region
Round One (2018-19) – Five organisations received Regional Economic Development (RED) Grants funding. View the 2018-19 Successful Recipients for the Goldfields-Esperance region
 

For further information on the RED Grants Program and future grant rounds, 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 Local Content outcomes associated with your project, please contact the Goldfields-Esperance 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 to help plan your project, for a future funding application.