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Regional Economic Development Grants

Now open! Applications close Friday November 2

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 will manage the grant round process for their region, and will provide advice to applicants during the application process. Eligible applicants can 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 are open from 14 September 2018 and close 2 November 2018. Applications will be assessed on a competitive basis within each region and eligible applicants can apply for RED Grant funding of up to $250,000 for individual projects.

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

  • Infrastructure – Removing distance as a barrier Infrastructure requirements
  • Industry and Business – Adaptive and Asia capable
  • People and Place – A region of first choice
  • Community – Cohesive, vibrant and engaged

To apply, download the following documents:

RED Grants Application Guidelines

RED Grants Frequently Asked Questions

Click here to be taken to the RED Grants Application Form.

For further information on the RED Grants, please contact our grants coordinator, Amanda Taylor, on amanda.taylor@swdc.wa.gov.au or 9792 2012.

To discuss the Local Content outcomes to be achieved with your project, please contact our principal local content advisor Carly Anderson on carly.anderson@swdc.wa.gov.au or 9792 2023.

Click here to read the Ministerial announcement.