Regional Economic Development Grants

The Regional Economic Development Grants (RED Grants) program is a $28.8 million (over five years) State Government initiative that invests in community-driven projects to stimulate economic growth and development in regional Western Australia.

It is part of the State Government’s $4 billion job-creating Royalties for Regions 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, local marketing and innovation pilots, and importantly, are driven by the community.

Contact the GSDC to determine if your business is eligible.

Applications for Round 2 of the funding are now open. Applications close at 12 midnight on Friday 13 September 2019.

The following links will assist with your application.

Applications will be assessed on a competitive basis within the region, alignment with the Great Southern’s regional priorities and/or demonstration of an economic diversification and employment growth outcome. The GSDC’s priorities for the region are:

  • Economic growth and diversification
  • Essential infrastructure and services
  • Community and environment
  • Knowledge and innovation.

To discuss your proposal or to be notified of future funding rounds for the RED Grants, please contact us.

To discuss the Local Content outcomes to be achieved with your project, please contact the Great Southern’s Local Content Adviser.

Ministerial announcements:

Round 1 opened on 14 September and closed on 2 November 2018. Congratulations to the successful recipients who shared more than $700,000 in Round 1. 

Applicant Project Funding
Alzheimer’s Australia WA Dementia specialist respite cottage $200,000
National Trust of Australia Visitor accessibility and amenity at the Old Farm Strawberry Hill $191,964
City of Albany Albany Town Hall redevelopment $100,000
Gondwana Link Working with biodiversity and cultural values to stimulate inland economies and communities in the Great Southern $84,212
Albany Hospice Store and studio to recycle, up-cycle and design $39,068
Shire of Broomehill-Tambellup Auspice Great Southern Treasures in tourism enabling and capacity building $37,382
Shire of Katanning Tourism attraction and development $35,960
Great Southern Tourism Events Taste Great Southern 2019 $25,000
Sustain: The Australian Food Network Food for Thought Festival $10,000

For more GSDC funding activities, visit the Local Projects Local Jobs page.