The Regional Economic Development Grants (RED Grants) program is a $50.85 million over nine years (2018-19 to 2026-27) 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 $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. 

The RED Grants for the Great Southern are delivered by the Great Southern Development Commission with support from the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD). 

We are now seeking applications for round six of the Regional Economic Development (RED) Grants program in the Great Southern region, with applications closing 12pm on 30 June 2023. 

Applications will be assessed on a competitive basis within the region, alignment with the GSDC’s regional strategic priorities and/or demonstration of an economic diversification and employment growth outcomes. Read our Strategic Plan for further information about our priorities.  

All intending applicants in the Great Southern are asked to email us or call us on (08) 9842 4888 to arrange direct contact with a GSDC Officer in the early stages of the application process. A range of supporting resources are also available on the right panel of this page. After contacting the GSDC, start your application HERE. 

For more information regarding RED Grants in the Great Southern, please contact the GSDC on (08) 9842 4888, or at [email protected]. 

Read the REDS Round 6 Media Statement.


To find out more about the application process, the RED Grants Program, and project eligibility, attend a RED Grant Information Session.

>KATANNING 2:00 – 3:00pm, 30 May 2023

DPIRD Katanning Office, 10 Dore St, Katanning

>GNOWANGERUP 10:00 – 11:00am, 6 June 2023

Gnowangerup CRC, 47 Yougenup Rd, Gnowangerup

>CRANBROOK 2:00 – 3:00pm, 31 May 2023

Cranbrook Community Hub, 3 Dunn Street, Cranbrook

>KOJONUP 10:00 -11:00am, 31 May 2023

Shire of Kojonup Office, 93 Albany Highway, Kojonup

>BREMER BAY 1:00 – 2:00pm, 8 June 2023

Bremer Bay CRC Hall, 7 Mary St, Bremer Bay

Limited places available, bookings essential. 

Register to attend HERE.


Previous Recipients


RED Grants bring $564,500 support for Great Southern projects

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Round five RED Grants now open
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RED Grants deliver boost for Great Southern business (Round 4)
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RED grant boost to Great Southern manufacturing, tourism (Round 3)
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RED grants drive manufacturing, tourism in Great Southern (Round 2)
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More than $700,000 for Great Southern regional economic development (Round 1)
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Grants Register and Resources

If our grant programs are closed or your proposal falls outside our guidelines, you could try accessing grants through other agencies and organisations. Check our Grants Register for available grants, or make contact with one of our staff at [email protected].

Local Opportunities

The Great Southern Development Commission has a strong commitment to diversifying the region's economic base, growth of business and entrepreneurship, retaining, attracting, and developing skilled people, and maximising local jobs.