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 has invested $23.9 million towards the RED Grants program as part of the 2018-19 State Budget.
In recognition of the high level of community support for small grant programs in the regions, the RED Grants program is being 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 has been allocated for the first round of RED Grants to be evenly split across the nine Regional Development Commissions. Applications will be assessed on a competitive basis within each region.
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.
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:
• Gascoyne Development Commission
• Goldfields Esperance Development Commission
• Great Southern Development Commission
• Kimberley Development Commission
• Mid West Development Commission
• Peel Development Commission
• Pilbara Development Commission
• South West Development Commission
• Wheatbelt Development Commission