Applications for funding are currently open, closing on Wednesday, 26 June 2024.

The Regional Economic Development Grants (RED Grants) program is a $55.85 million (over ten years) State Government initiative that invests in local projects to stimulate economic growth and development in regional Western Australia.

Delivered locally by the State’s nine Regional Development Commissions, up to $250,000 is available for individual projects that contribute to increasing or sustaining jobs, expanding or diversifying industry, developing skills or capability, increasing business productivity and attracting new investment to the regions.

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

The RED Grants for the Mid West are delivered by the Mid West Development Commission with support from the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development.

The overall objective of the RED Grants program is to promote regional economic development through supporting local and regional businesses to:

  • Create sustainable jobs
  • expand or diversify local and regional industry
  • develop skills or capabilities
  • attract new investment into the region
  • increase productivity of business.

The Mid West Development Commission strongly encourages applications that are aligned with the region’s priorities including investments aimed to maximise job creation, improve career opportunities and to develop and broaden the economic base of the region.

The assessment criteria focuses on attracting and promoting investments that will directly contribute to:

  • Economic participation for Aboriginal people – supporting Aboriginal people in their endeavours to participate in the Mid West economy
  • Critical economic infrastructure – ensure that the Mid West region has the economic infrastructure required to facilitate industry growth and diversification
  • Industry growth and diversification – development of new and existing industries in the Mid West region
  • Enhanced liveability – focus on job creation, workforce development, land and housing availability and construction.

The following resources will assist with your application:

For more information regarding potential funding sources, including RED Grants, or to discuss the local content outcomes to be achieved with your project, please contact us.

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