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Regional Economic Development (RED) Grants - Round 5

Applications for funding are now open, and close on 24 August 2022, at 4:00pm (AWST).

The Regional Economic Development Grants (RED Grants) program is a $45.8 million (over eight years) State Government initiative that invests in locally driven projects to stimulate job creation and economic growth 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 the community.

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, based on it's legal mandate (Development Commissions Act 1993), 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.

For this Round, the assessment criteria focus 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

  • Enhance liveability – focus on job creation, workforce development and housing construction.


The project officers at the Commission are happy to assist you with any queries relating to the grants. For the best chance of success, we encourage potential applicants to contact us early so that we can help you navigate the application process. 

For more information regarding RED Grants in the Mid West, contact Jose Silva P (08) 9956 8578 and to discuss the Local Content outcomes to be achieved with your project, contact Local Content Adviser Tony Emmott P (08) 9956 8589 or apply now.

Useful resources:

Information on previous funding rounds

Round 4: Opened 27 August 2021 and closed 21 October 2021.

Congratulations to the successful recipients who shared $724,117 in Round 4.

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