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).
Applications for round 6 of the Regional Economic Development (RED) Grants program in the Great Southern have now closed. Information about future rounds will be displayed on this page.
For more information regarding RED Grants in the Great Southern, please contact the GSDC on (08) 9842 4888, or at [email protected].
Click here for a full list of Great Southern RED Grant recipients.
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].
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.
The Great Southern is one of nine regions in Western Australia, taking in several hundred kilometres of the State’s pristine southern coastline. Our region’s geography includes ancient mountain ranges, deep forests, productive farmland, and breathtaking coastal scenery.
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We focus on the Great Southern’s people, and its economy, culture and natural environment. We aim to create a stable and diverse economy, promote and support regional liveability, and strengthen our communities.
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One of our key roles is advocating for and supporting strategically important regional projects, including through funding programs. We administer various grant programs as determined by the State Government.
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