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RED Grants now open to South West businesses and organisations

RED Grants now open to South West businesses and organisations

The South West Development Commission is encouraging businesses and organisations to apply for funding towards local projects through the State Government’s Regional Economic Development (RED) Grants.

Applications are now being accepted through Round 4 of the program, which backs projects that support the economic growth and development of regional Western Australia.

In the South West, up to $150,000 is available 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, and Aboriginal small business development.

SWDC chief executive officer Mellisa Teede invited businesses and organisations interested in applying for funding to contact the locally-based team.

“We are looking for projects that support jobs and economic activity in the South West region,” Ms Teede said.

“This has been a challenging time for industry and business, but funding programs like REDs build confidence and growth.”

Through the previous three rounds of RED Grants, projects supported in the South West have included Ocean Grown Abalone’s processing facility in Augusta, The Colony Concept agritourism business in Metricup, a canning line at Shelter Brewing Co, and incubator kitchen and business stalls at Origins Market in Busselton.

Applications are now open and close at 3pm on Thursday October 21 2021.

More information about the RED Grants program for the South West region, including guidelines and link to the online application form, is available here.