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Regional Economic Development (RED) Grants

The Regional Economic Development Grants (RED Grants) program is a $28.8 million (over five years) State Government initiative that invests in community driven projects to stimulate economic growth and development in regional Western Australia.

It is part of the State Government’s $4 billion job-creating Royalties for Regions investment across regional WA.

Delivered locally by the State's nine Regional Development Commissions, up to $250,000 is available for individual projects that promote sustainable jobs, partnerships, productivity, skills and capability, as well as stimulate new investment and industry diversification.

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

Contact the Mid West Development Commission to determine if your business is eligible.

Applications for Round 2 of the funding are currently open. Applications close 13 September 2019.

The following will assist with your application.

RED Grant proposals submitted should demonstrate alignment with the Mid West regional priorities as outlined in the Mid West Business Plan.

Applications will be assessed on a competitive basis within the region, alignment with the Mid West’s regional priorities and/or demonstration of an economic diversification and employment growth outcome:

1. Unlocking the economic potential of the Abrolhos Islands including tourism, aquaculture and fishing industries.

2. Developing the wider tourism industry across the Mid West.

3. Supporting an integrated network of key infrastructure to generate new industry opportunities and economic growth.

4. Support growth in the agribusiness and aquaculture sector to generate new jobs.

5. Facilitate wider industry development through digital connectivity, innovation, maximising benefits from the mining sector, local capacity building and purchasing.

6. Creating and sustaining liveable and connected communities supported by appropriate education and medical facilities and vibrant centres.

To discuss your proposal or to be notified of future funding rounds for the RED Grants, contact;

To discuss the Local Content outcomes to be achieved with your project, contact Local Content Advisor Gary Savill P (08) 9956 8589.

Ministerial announcements:

Grants program driving regional economic development

Regional Economic Development Grants to stimulate local jobs

Mid-West projects to receive more than $750,000 in grant funding

Round two RED Grants now open

Information on previous funding rounds

Round 1: Opened 14 September 2018 and closed 2 November 2018.

Congratulations to successful recipients who shared $777,835 in Round 1.

Abrolhos Island OystersWestern Australia Rock Oyster Aquaculture Cluster - Mid West$250,000
Illegal Tender Rum Co Pty LtdIllegal Tender Rum Co Expansion$137,000
National Trust of Australia (WA)Enhancing the Historic Victoria Hospital and Convict Gaol Precinct$119,000
Shire of Northampton Refurbishment Northampton Old School Buildings$74,935
Dongara MarineEnhanced Manufacturing Capability through CNC$68,500
One L of a Good Feed Catering & EventsRenovation and Café Fit Out of the Old Carnamah Church Building$50,000
Chapman Valley Fishing ParkUpgrade of Tourism Facilities $50,000
City of Greater GeraldtonMid West Online Events Calendar and Travel Guide$28,400