Regional Economic Development (RED) Grants

Regional Economic Development (RED) Grants

Funding Opportunities for Regional Growth

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.

Round 7 of the RED Grants Program opened on 24 April and closed on 26 June 2024.

Regional Economic Development (RED) Grants

Program Objectives

Investing in local projects that align with GEDC’s regional priorities and support economic diversification and employment, including the following REDs objectives:

  • Sustainable jobs
  • Expanding or diversifying industry
  • Developing skills or capabilities
  • Attracting new investment in the region
  • Increasing productivity

Explore Our Past RED Grant Success Stories

Dive into our past successes with RED Grants, showcasing thriving projects that have boosted regional economies.

Southern Sardines

A project supporting the development of sardine-related businesses in Southern WA, boosting local fishing and processing industries.

Esperance Honey

Supporting the growth of honey production in Esperance, enhancing local apiaries and promoting the region’s unique honey.

Lucky Bay Brewing

Focusing on craft beer production in Lucky Bay, expanding brewing capabilities and promoting local beer culture.


Interested in the RED Grants Program?

For further information on the program, or future grant rounds, contact the GEDC Grants Team on 9080 5000 or email

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 at

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