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 6 – Now open

Applications for Round 6 are now open and close 3pm on 30 June 2023.

In the South West, eligible applicants can apply for RED grant funding of up to $150,000 for individual projects.

This funding is for projects or initiatives that are ready to commence within the next 6-12 months. 

Before you start, read the Round 6 RED Grant Guidelines

Applicants are encouraged to contact SWDC early to discuss eligibility and allow sufficient time to complete the application.

Applications for funding are 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

Projects that also demonstrate alignment with South West regional priority sectors will be viewed favourably.

Applicants are encouraged to view the video resources and webpage links on this page to learn more about the RED Grants Program and help you prepare a compelling funding application.

For further information, please contact the SWDC grants team on 9792 2000 or [email protected] .


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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

In focus – The Colony Concept, Metricup
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