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Regional Economic Development (RED) Grants

Applications for funding are now closed.

The Regional Economic Development Grants (RED Grants) program is a $50.85 million (over nine 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.

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, land and housing availability and construction.

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.

The following resources will assist with your application:

Information on previous funding rounds

Round 6: Opened 5 May 2023 and closed 30 June 2023.

Congratulations to the successful recipients who shared $606,046 in Round 6.


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