The Regional Economic Development Grants (RED Grants) program is a $45.8 million over eight years (2018-19 to 2025-26) State Government initiative that invests in locally-driven projects to stimulate economic growth and development in regional Western Australia.

Delivered locally by the State’s nine Regional Development Commissions, 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 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.

We deliver RED Grants for the Great Southern with support from the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD).

For more information regarding RED Grants in the Great Southern, all intending applicants are asked to email us or phone 9842 4888 to arrange direct contact with an officer in the early stages of your application.

Applications will be assessed on a competitive basis within the region, alignment with our regional strategic priorities and/or demonstration of an economic diversification and employment growth outcome.

To discuss the Local Content outcomes to be achieved with your project, please email our Local Content Adviser or phone 9842 4813.

To be notified of future funding rounds for the RED Grants, please email us or phone 9842 4888.

Previous Recipients

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.