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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 $50.85 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 $5.652 million over nine years into the South West region.

Round 7

Applications for Round 7 are now open and close at 3pm on 26 June 2024.

Round 7 RED Grant Guidelines

Applications for funding were 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

Applicants should also consider the South West Regional Priorities.

Before applying, it is important to read the Round 7 RED Grant Guidelines


For further information, please contact the SWDC grants team on 9792 2000 or .

If you are thinking about applying for funding, we encourage prospective applicants to view the video resources and webpage links on this page. This information has been made available to assist prospective applicants to learn more about the RED Grants Program and help you prepare a compelling funding application.

One-on-one consultations

Are you thinking of applying for a RED Grant in the future? Make an appointment with our grants coordinator.

Chamber Partnerships

In round 7, SWDC is proud to partner with the following local Chambers of Commerce who are available to assist you in determining if your project may be eligible for RED Grant funding:

Bunbury Geographe Chamber of Commerce – 9791 2292 or

Busselton Chamber of Commerce –

Donnybrook Chamber of

Collie Chamber of Commerce – 9734 4817 or

Blackwood Chamber of Commerce – 0428 579 947 or

In focus – Vee Two Australia

Video tutorials 

Useful links

Remplan economic data
Business plan template
Risk management planning

Applying for a grant

Managing your grant

Know your responsibilities
Sharing the good news
Acknowledgements and logo usage

Contact Us

If you have a query, please contact our team on 9792 2000 or email

Online Information Sessions:

One-on-one Consultations

Bookings are available to speak with a member of the SWDC Grants Team about your project and RED Grant Application.

SWDC Virtual and Bunbury appointments:

RED Grants One on One Consultations – Choose a virtual appointment or face to face in the Bunbury Office.

Virtual and Bunbury Appointments

Funding recipients

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


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 

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

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
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

Samson’s Paddock – $100,000, Project Donny-Stay – Creating Donnybrook’s Only Premium Hotel Accommodation

Aquafarms Australia – $147,280, The Capel Marron Farm Tourism Facility

Harvey Hemp – $50,000, Harvey Hemp Regional Scalability and Expansion Project

The Local Drinks Co – $57,125, Shelf Stable All Natural Handcrafted, Better for You Beverages

Thurlby Herb Farm – $98,305, Thurlby Herb Farm – Sweet Smell of Soap Success in the Southern Forests

Lennard Waste – $100,000, Lennard Waste Water Treatment – Waste Reduction, Water Enrichment, Capacity Growth

Integrity Engineering Solutions – $100,000, Development of the Jointegrity Bolted Joint Quality Assurance System

Touchtech Australia – $43,544, Touchtech Australia New Facility Fitout

Alpine Laundry – $150,000, Alpine Laundry Expansion

Kingston Rest Farms – $100,000, Indoor Sheep Feeding

South West Hops – $99,392, South West Hops – Processing Plant

The Margaret River Chocolate Company – $85,000, The Margaret River Chocolate Company – Expansion of existing manufacturing, sales and cafe facility.

Boyup Brook Hotel – $64,485, Boyup Brook Hotel Accommodation Upgrade

Vineyard 28 – $49,995, Vineyard 28 – Winery Expansion

The Foodey Collective – $13,730, Foodey Ready Made




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