Regional Economic Development Grants
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 Wheatbelt Development Commission, up to $150,000 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 the community.
ROUND SIX NOW CLOSED
Thank you to those who applied this round.
Please contact the Commission on (08) 9622 7222 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for enquiries.
HELPFUL INFORMATION FOR GRANT APPLICANTS
RED Grants Guidelines - Round 6 Guidelines to assist in your application
RED Grants Frequently Asked Questions - Common questions asked about the program
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
The RED Grants for the Wheatbelt are delivered by the Wheatbelt Development Commission with support from the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD).
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".
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."
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.
For a comprehensive list of all past Regional Economic Development (RED) grant recipients, download here.