Regional Economic Development Grants

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

The grants will support individual projects that promote sustainable jobs, partnerships, productivity, skills and capability, as well as stimulate new investment and industry diversification.

The State Government’s Royalties for Regions program has invested $22.5 million towards the RED Grants program as part of the 2018/19 State Budget.

An amount of $6.3 million has been allocated for the first round of RED Grants to be evenly split across the nine Regional Development Commissions (RDCs). Applications will be assessed under a competitive merit based process.

Each of the RDCs managed the grant round process for their region, and provided advice to applicants during the application process. Eligible applicants could apply for RED Grant funding of up to $250,000 for individual projects.

RED Grants Guidelines and Application information

Applications for the RED Grants round closed on 2 November 2018. Applications will be assessed on a competitive basis within each region and eligible applicants could apply for RED Grant funding of up to $250,000 for individual projects.

RED Grant proposals should demonstrate alignment with the following regional priorities:

  • Jobs, Economic Growth and Diversification: Advance the growth and diversification of the economy and the attraction and retention of industry
  • Essential Infrastructure and Services: Support coordinated approaches to the development of capital infrastructure and investment in associated services
  • Community and Environment: Develop the community and environmental assets and capacities that make the region a preferred place to live, work, visit and invest
  • Knowledge and Innovation: Attract and foster the knowledge and innovation sector to build on the region’s comparative advantages.

For further information on the RED Grants, please contact the GSDC.

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

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