Regional Economic Development Grants

The Regional Economic Development Grants (RED Grants) program is a State Government initiative that is investing $55.85 million over ten years in locally-driven projects to stimulate economic growth and development in regional Western Australia. 

The RED Grants program is delivered locally by the Wheatbelt Development Commission, with support from the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development.

The RED Grants program supports initiatives driven by regional organisations that create real economic impact and employment opportunities. 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 region.

 RED Grants Round 7 is now open for applications  

The Wheatbelt Development Commission is accepting applications for Round 7 of the RED Grants program.

Eligible applicants can apply for funding of up to $250,000 for individual projects in the Wheatbelt.

Please see Program Guidelines, Frequently Asked Questions and other useful information below.

To commence a Wheatbelt RED Grants application, click here.

For more information regarding RED Grants in the Wheatbelt, please contact Rex Drabik on 9690 2291 or email grants@wheatbelt.wa.gov.au 

Round 7 closes 5pm, 26th June 2024.

HELPFUL INFORMATION FOR GRANT APPLICANTS

RED Grants Round 7 Guidelines - Important information on the program

RED Grants Frequently Asked Questions - Common questions asked about the program 

RED Grants Objectives and Metrics - Key objectives and metrics explained to assist you with your application

RED Grants - Regional Priorities 2024 - Take a look at the WDC regional priorities used to help assess your application

RED Grant Workshop Video - Guidance on completing a grant application and understanding the process

REMPLAN Wheatbelt Economy Summary - Wheatbelt specific economic information 

REMPLAN Wheatbelt Community Summary - Wheatbelt specific community and population information

Wheatbelt RED Grants - Grant Writing Tips 2024 - Helpful tips for writing your grant application

MORE HELPFUL LINKS

Writing a Business Plan

Developing a Risk Management Plan 

RED GRANT PROJECTS FROM PREVIOUS ROUNDS

Three Farmers Narrogin - A Round 3 project who received $95,000 to assist with the development of grain storage and a quality assurance (QA) protocol for low gluten oats. Three Farmers' Megan Gooding said: "The RED grant enabled us to de-risk that end of the business and means we can vertically integrate the business with support. That enables the business to succeed".

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Wheatbelt Natural Resource Management Noongar Boodja Rangers - Securing $75,000 in funding from Round 2, the WNRM Noongar Boodjar Rangers were able to develop capacity to harvest, clean, store and germinate native seed for revegetation works. Wheatbelt NRM Project Delivery Officer, Jermaine Davis told WDC: "For our guys to be able to go out on country and collect seeds that will revegetate country in 10 years time, that's significant culturally and in a business sense."

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Northern Valleys Locavore - An online platform selling its high quality locally grown produce proved timely for Northern Valleys Locavore Store. Securing $25,000 in Round 1 of the RED Grants program assisted the local business in launching its online portal and enabling the business to successfully service its customers throughout the COVID 19 lockdowns. 

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For a comprehensive list of all past Regional Economic Development (RED) grant recipients, download here

 

 

 

 

 

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