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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 funding are currently 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)

• Mid West RED Grants building regional industries (3/11/20)

Information on previous funding rounds

Round 3: Opened 12 May 2020 and closed 7 July 2020.

Congratulations to successful recipients who shared $1,040,324 in Round 3.

ApplicantProjectFunding
Sun City Produce Pty LtdTo transition horticultural production at Sun City Produce farm to full hydroponics by desalinating the scheme water to improve water quality and enable year round production of alternative and new crops, and to target export markets.$230,000
Floros Follies Pty LtdTo update accommodation options available at the Greenhead Caravan Park to attract more visitors to stay in the area.
$150,000
McWhite Pty Ltd ATF the McWhite Unit TrustTo enable Seaspray Beach Holiday Park in Dongara to connect to the reticulated sewerage scheme, facilitating the next stage of expansion as per the Local Development Plan.$153,910
Shire of WilunaTo develop a culture tourism precinct connected to the Tjukurba Gallery to promote the Indigenous heritage of the area.$132,400
Kutkabubba Aboriginal Corporation
To increase sandalwood harvesting capacity by investing in harvesting machinery and operator training, enabling support for local community housing, education and infrastructure.$97,680
The Trustee for the Kempton TrustTo expand accommodation options in Kalbarri by adding four glamping luxury tents to the Rainbow Jungle tourist facility.$79,790
Burnt Barrel Pty Ltd ATF the Csepany Family TrustTo expand the Burnt Barrel outback food business to include a new enclosed area at the restaurant and a nature based playground, encouraging the family market. $67,340
J&L Hirst Pty Ltd ATF the Hirst Family TrustTo install the first heavy vehicle brake tester into the Mid West region to improve road safety and build on heavy vehicle serving capabilities.$66,700
Aboriginal Biodiversity Conservation Foundation LtdTo expand the Food for the Mob On Country Kitchen program to include a mobile meal service and on-site Indigenous catering for tourism and community events using a purpose built food van based in Geraldton.$39,204
Shire of Chapman ValleyTo install a communications tower at popular wind surfing location, Coronation Beach, providing public wifi, internet and NextG connection capacity to support safety and promote tourism.$23,300


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

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

ApplicantProjectFunding
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.
$135,000
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.

ApplicantProjectFunding
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