Regional Economic Development Scheme
The Regional Economic Development Grants (RED Grants) program is a State Government initiative that invests in community driven projects to stimulate economic growth and development in regional Western Australia.
The grants will support individual projects that promote sustainable jobs, partnerships, productivity, skills and capability, as well as stimulate new investment and industry diversification.
The State Government’s Royalties for Regions program has invested $22.5 million towards the RED Grants program as part of the 2018/19 State Budget.
An amount of $6.25 million has been allocated for the first round of RED Grants to be evenly split across the nine Regional Development Commissions (RDCs). Applications will be assessed under a competitive merit based process.
Each of the RDCs will manage the grant round process for their region, and will provide advice to applicants during the application process. Eligible applicants can apply for RED Grant funding of up to $250,000 for individual projects.
RED Grants Guidelines and Application information
Applications for the RED Grants round are open from 14 September 2018 and close 2 November 2018. Applications will be assessed on a competitive basis within each region and eligible applicants can apply for RED Grant funding of up to $250,000 for individual projects.
RED Grant proposals submitted should demonstrate alignment with the following regional priorities:
- Jobs and economic growth;
- Private investment;
- Population attraction (workforce);
- Vibrant communities (cross community solutions); and
- Innovative solutions.
To apply, please download the following documents:
For further information on the RED Grants, please contact the Wheatbelt Development Commission on 9690 2283 or 9622 7222.
To discuss the Local Content outcomes to be achieved with your project, please contact Megan Creagh on 9690 2286 or 9622 7222.