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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In focus – Vee Two Australia
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
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
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
Geographe Enterprises – $81,000, Temperature Controlled Inspection Room
Production and Interpretive Centre Expansion
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