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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.

The objectives of the RED Grants Program include:

  • Sustainable jobs

  • Expanding or diversifying industry

  • Developing skills or capabilities

  • Attracting new investment in the region

  • Maximising recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic impacts.

Applications for Round 3 funding are now closed.

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 Adviser Gary Savill P (08) 9956 8589

Ministerial announcements

Grants program driving regional economic development (10/05/18)

Regional Economic Development Grants to stimulate local jobs (14/09/18)

Mid-West projects to receive more than $750,000 in grant funding (16/04/19)

Round two RED Grants now open (11/07/19)

• RED Grant job boost for Mid-West (16/01/20)

• Round three of RED Grants now open (12/05/20)

Information on previous funding rounds

Round 2: Opened 11 July 2019 and closed 13 September 2019.

Congratulations to successful recipients who shared $813,121 in Round 2.

Vision 2020 Property Investment PartnershipThe Gerald Apartment Hotel Conference Facility - to support the construction of 300-person conference facility in the Geraldton CBD to host regional conferences and support tourism in the region.$250,000
Shire of CueHeydon Place Industrial Development - for the construction of a new six-unit building in the Shire of Cue industrial area to support industry development and expansion in the region.
4 Ways Pty LtdInnovative, integrated renewable water and power supply pilot - for an innovative project testing a dam evaporation and renewable energy system for horticultural production, which has the potential to significantly reduce valuable rainwater losses and support the businesses' production area expansion within two years. Learnings and key findings on water and power savings will be shared with the wider horticultural industry.$111,000
Southerlys Harbour View Bar and Restaurant Southerlys - will install a microbrewery and live lobster tank to build on food and beverage tourism experiences in the Dongara/Port Denison area.$110,000
Geraldton Fishermen's Co-operative Ltd
Geraldton Fishing Boat Harbour Tourism Development - for the development of a fisher memorial and pioneers art installation, a shuttle bus to transfer tourists between sites of interest, improvement and upgrade of GFCs live lobster tour presentation room and a new photo nook at the facility.$102,000
Energy Farmers Australia Pty LtdDevelop a market ready small-scale gasifier and establish a bioenergy hub in Mid-West WA - to support innovation in the bioenergy sector to develop and test a prototype gasifier to process organic waste and produce syngas, with a demonstration model produced in 2020.$65,121
City of Greater GeraldtonNight laser show at Wind on Water Festival - to provide a new tourism experience and attract additional visitors to the Geraldton area by adding a new night-time water and sensory laser light show to the festival. $40,000

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