Regional Economic Development (RED) 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 State Government's Royalties for Regions program will invest $23.9 million towards the RED Grants program over four years.
In recognition of the high level of community support for small grant programs in the regions, the RED Grants program was implemented to boost investment in local regional projects that contribute to economic growth initiatives, local marketing and innovation pilots, and importantly are driven by the regional communities.
An amount of $6.3 million was allocated for the first round of RED Grants to be evenly split across the nine regions of WA.
Each of the Regional Development Commissions 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.
The first round closed on 2 November 2018. Applications were assessed on a competitive basis within each region and a list of successful RED Grants from Round 1 can be located via the relevant Regional Development Commission websites (links below)..
RED Grants Guidelines and Application information
Planning is underway for Round 2 commencement.
Further information on the RED Grants, including guidelines, application material and contact details for additional assistance are located on each RDC Website which can be accessed through the following links: