RED Grants

Unlocking regional economic development, supporting jobs.

Through the Regional Economic Development (RED) Grants, the State Government is investing in projects that stimulate economic growth in regional Western Australia.

The RED Grants Program is a $45.8 million state-wide government initiative that invests in locally driven projects that stimulate job creation and economic growth in regional areas. The program will invest $5.096 million over eight years into the South West region.

Round 5 – Closed

Applications for funding through Round 5 have now closed. We thank everyone who took the time to submit an application.

Applications are now being assessed on a competitive basis considering clearly demonstrated economic outcomes in relation to the following RED objectives:

  • Sustainable jobs
  • Expanding or diversifying industry
  • Developing skills or capabilities
  • Attracting new investment in the region
  • Increasing productivity

Assessing grants is a comprehensive process. It is likely to take up to six months before we announce the new funding recipients. We appreciate your patience during this time and encourage you to reach out to our grants team if you have a query – 9792 2000 or grantscoordinator@swdc.wa.gov.au

Thinking about applying grants in the future? Prospective applicants are encouraged to view the tutorial video resources and documents on this page to learn more about the RED Grants Program and your readiness to submit a compelling application.

Funding recipients

Round 1

Southern Forests Honey – $150,000, The Colony Concept

Margaret River Busselton Tourism Association – $100,000, Ngilgi Cave Precinct Modernisation Project

Ocean Grown Abalone – $85,000, Augusta Boat Harbour Seafood Processing Facility

In focus – Ocean Grown Abalone, Augusta

City of Bunbury – $76,510, Connecting Bunbury Geographe

Busselton Jetty – $75,000, Busselton Jetty Underwater Observatory Interpretation Upgrade

Bunbury Dolphin Discovery Incorporated – $44,000, Dolphin Centre Leveraged Marketing

Maker and Co Collective – $40,300,  Maker Program 2019

Australia’s South West – $40,000, Great South West Edge Touring Route

Geographe French Australian Festivals – $35,000, CinefestOZ Film Festival – enhancement and growth

Jazz by the Bay Association – $26,392, Jazz by the Bay Festival – Arts Business Development consultant

Arts Margaret River – $14,000, Margaret River Readers and Writers Festival

The Nannup Music Club – $12,470, Brockman St Venue Development

Festival of Busselton Incorporated – $5,095, Festival of Busselton 201

Round 2

Geographe Bay Brewing Company – $250,000, Shelter Brewing Company
 

Hopbroker – $150,000, Brugan Brewing

Southern Forests Blackwood Valley Tourism Association – $74,945, Southern Forests Blackwood Valley Tourism Industry Development Project

Vasse Valley – $50,000, Upscaling value–added Hemp Food Production

Shire of Nannup – $46,881, Nannup Trails Town Infrastructure

In focus – The Colony Concept, Metricup

Round 3

Arm Nursery – $120,960, Automated Robotic Grafting
 
Vee Two – $113,000, Business Expansion
 

Shire of Nannup – $100,000, Tank 7&8 Mountain Bike Park Stage 2 

Yelverton Protea Farm – $96,776, Propagation Nursery Facility
 
Mila Holdings – $92,714, Tall Timbers Brewing Company
 
Hesketh Quarrys – $81,398, Yornup Quarry
 

ATC Employment Solutions – $81,250, Electrical Centre of Excellence

Geographe Enterprises – $81,000, Temperature Controlled Inspection Room
 
Realview Holdings and West St Nominees – $70,000, Origins Market
 
Margaret River Nougat Company – $59,049,
Production and Interpretive Centre Expansion
 
Bunbury Geographe Motor Museum – $50,000, Motor Museum
 

Planted Passion – $49,543, Production Expansion

 

Round 4

Margaret River Free Range Eggs – $150,000, Advanced Climatically Controlled Egg Processing Plant
 
Margaret River Busselton Tourism Association – $100,000, Eagles Heritage Capacity and Experience Enhancement Project
 
Hemp Squared – $100,000, Hemp Squared Manufacturing Expansion Project
 
Hidden River Estate – $100,000, South West Strawberry Propagation Project
 
RCR Mining Technologies – $99,181, Apron Feeder Components Robotic Welder