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Regional Economic Development (RED) Grants

Through this grants program, the State Government is investing in projects that stimulate economic growth and development in regional Western Australia.

Applications now closed

Thank you for your interest in the REDS program. Round two of the program closed Friday September 13 2019. The assessment and approvals process is now underway.

Round 1 grant recipients

Congratulations to the projects which received funding through the first round of REDs.

In total, 13 projects in the South West received funding from a pool of  $703,767.

Applicant Project Funding
Southern Forests Honey The Colony Concept $150,000
Margaret River Busselton Tourism Association Ngilgi Cave Precinct Modernisation Project $100,000
Ocean Grown Abalone Limited Augusta Boat Harbour Seafood Processing Facility $85,000
City of Bunbury Connecting Bunbury Geographe $76,510
Busselton Jetty Incorporated Busselton Jetty Underwater Observatory Interpretation Upgrade $75,000
Bunbury Dolphin Discovery Incorporated Dolphin Centre Leveraged Marketing $44,000
Maker and Co Collective Pty Ltd Maker Program 2019 $40,300
Australia's South West Inc. Great South West Edge Touring Route $40,000
Geographe French Australian Festivals Inc. CinefestOZ Film Festival - enhancement and growth $35,000
Jazz by the Bay Association Jazz by the Bay Festival - Arts Business Development consultant $26,392
Arts Margaret River Margaret River Readers and Writers Festival $14,000
The Nannup Music Club Inc. Brockman St Venue Development $12,470
Festival of Busselton Incorporated Festival of Busselton 2019 $5,095

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With the help of a Regional Economic Development Grant, Ocean Gown Abalone has established a purpose-built processing facility in Augusta that will help it meet increasing global demand for its greenlip abalone delicacy.

Bunbury MLA Don Punch congratulates RED Grants recipients in Bunbury.