The Regional Economic Development (RED) Grants program is a $55.85 million over ten years state government initiative investing in locally-driven projects to stimulate economic growth and development in regional Western Australia.

Delivered locally by the state’s nine Regional Development Commissions, up to $250,000 is available for individual projects that contribute to:

  • Sustainable job creation
  • Expanding or diversifying industry
  • Development skills or capabilities
  • Attracting new investment
  • Increasing productivity.

The RED Grant program invests in local projects that create long-term economic growth and stimulate jobs creation in the regions, and is open to businesses, local governments and non-profit organisations.

The grants will boost investment in local regional projects that contribute to population and economic growth initiatives and innovation pilots, and importantly, are driven by the community.

The RED Grant program for the Great Southern are delivered by the Great Southern Development Commission with support from the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD).

Applications for round 7 of the Regional Economic Development (RED) Grants program in the Great Southern are now open!

To apply:

For more information regarding RED Grants in the Great Southern, please contact the GSDC on (08) 9842 4888, or at [email protected].


RED Recipient in Focus – Westerberg Marine

Albany Business Centre

Click here for a full list of Great Southern RED Grant recipients.


Application Assistance

Are you thinking about applying for a RED Grant?

The RED Grant Guidelines recommend that you contact your Regional Development Commission to discuss your project prior to progressing or submitting an application for funding to learn how to put together a strong RED Grant application.

To make an appointment (in person or via Microsoft Teams) with Karen, GSDC RED Grants Coordinator book online below, call the GSDC (08) 9842 4888 or email [email protected].

Meeting Options

From anywhere – online

Albany – in person

Denmark – in person

Katanning – in person 

  • 23 May 2024 – 60 minute – Developing a strong RED Grant application – ON HOLD CONTACT GSDC
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Grants Hub

If our grant programs are closed or your proposal falls outside our guidelines, you could try accessing grants through other agencies and organisations. Search the GSDC Grants Hub to find available grants and funding opportunities.

Local Opportunities

The Great Southern Development Commission has a strong commitment to diversifying the region's economic base, growth of business and entrepreneurship, retaining, attracting, and developing skilled people, and maximising local jobs.