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.

In the South West, the RED Grants program is delivered and implemented by the South West Development Commission.

Current round 

Round 4 of the RED Grants is currently open and accepting applications.

In the South West, up to $150,000 per individual project is available.

Businesses must contribute a minimum 50% cash to the project. Not-for-profit or Aboriginal-owned entities may be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Funding will be considered for individual projects that will:

  • Increase or sustain jobs
  • Expand or diversify industry
  • Develop skills or capability
  • Increase business productivity and
  • Attract new investment to the region.

Priority will be given to investing in proposals that support innovation or value-adding in:

  • Mining
  • Tourism and events
  • Manufacturing/advanced manufacturing
  • Agriculture
  • Energy
  • Maximising international and/or interstate markets or exports
  • Aboriginal small business development.

Click here to access the Application Form.

Before getting started with your application, we encourage you to contact our team and familiarise with the resources section of this page. Contact us on 9792 2000 or . We are holding one-one-one information sessions – click here to book.


Get in touch

Got a query? Want to know if RED Grants is the right fit for your project? Our team is happy to help!

Contact us on 9792 2000 or .

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

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
House of Sharday – $78,960, Perfumery Expansion
Realview Holdings and West St Nominees – $70,000, Origins Market
Harvey Cheese – $62,000, Unique Cheese Packaging
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