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Round 7 RED Grants Open

The Great Southern Development Commission (GSDC) has welcomed the state government’s opening of round seven of the Regional Economic Development (RED) Grants program, and encourages regional businesses and organisations to apply for funding to support local projects.

Apr 26, 2024 | Read Time : 2 minutes

Following the announcement of the opening of the seventh round of the RED Grant program by the Hon. Don Punch MLA, Minister for Regional Development last week in Bunbury, grants of up to $250,000 per individual project are available in the Great Southern region.

The state government’s RED Grants program is investing $55.85  million over ten years into locally-driven projects to create long-term economic growth, and stimulate job creation in regional Western Australia.

GSDC Acting Chief Executive Officer Jarrad Gardner, said the seventh round of the RED Grants program is set to once again boost growth and diversification in the Great Southern economy.

“The RED Grants program is a fantastic opportunity for all kinds of projects within our region to access funding to support their ventures, and simultaneously help the Great Southern thrive,” he said.

“The key to a successful application is understanding what is required for the application process, and making sure the project really strongly addresses the objectives of the program.”

Round seven grants will have a focus on projects which create sustainable jobs, expand or diversify industry, develop skills or capabilities, attract new investment and/or increase productivity.

Over $3.8 million of RED Grant funding has supported 41 Great Southern projects from the previous six rounds.

Applications are now open and close on 26 June 2024.  

More information about the RED Grants program for the Great Southern, including guidelines and application are available online at www.gsdc.wa.gov.au/our-support/regional-economic-development-grant/