"The Regional Economic Development Grants Scheme will support projects that make a real contribution to local communities, with a quick lead time to spark immediate economic activity in each region."
Hon. Alannah MacTiernan MLC, Minister for Regional Development

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Regional Economic Development grants

The Regional Economic Development Grants (RED Grants) program is a $45.8 million over eight years State Government initiative that invests in local projects to stimulate economic growth and development in regional Western Australia.

Delivered locally by the State's nine Regional Development Commissions, up to $250,000 is available for individual projects that contribute to increasing or sustaining jobs, expanding or diversifying industry, developing skills or capability, increasing business productivity and attracting new investment to the regions.

Round 5 applications have now closed.

The Pilbara Development Commission is seeking applications for round five of the RED Grants Program. Applications will close on 24 August 2022.

RED Grants objectives

The RED Grants program aim to boost investment in local regional projects that contribute to population and economic growth initiatives and innovation pilots, and importantly, are driven by the community. The objectives of the program are:

  • Sustainable jobs
  • Expanding or diversifying industry
  • Developing skills and capabilities
  • Attracting new investment in the region
  • Increasing productivity

Applications must also demonstrate how the project supports at least one of the following Pilbara regional economic development priorities:

  • Prosperous and diverse economy
  • Aboriginal economic participation and prosperity

The following documents will assist with your application.

For more information

If you have any questions or to discuss your project or idea with the Pilbara Development Commission please contact Grants Officer Jules Prins on 08 9173 8401 or via email.

RED Grants Information Session Roadshow

The Pilbara Development Commission will offer one-on-one information sessions over the coming weeks for people interested in applying for a Regional Economic Development Grant.

We encourage anyone considering applying for a RED Grant this round to book an information session with our Grants Officer to discuss the suitability and eligibility of your project and to enable sufficient time to complete your application.

Information sessions will be held on the following dates:




Session Starts

Tue, 19-Jul-22 or Fri, 22-Jul-22


PDC office – The Quarter, Level 2, 20 Sharpe Avenue, Karratha

Tue from 11am

Fri from 8:30am

Wed, 20-Jul-22 or Thu, 22-Jul-22


The Onslow Hub – 16 Second Avenue, Onslow

From 11am

Mon, 25-Jul-22


The Web – 18 Edgar Street, Port Hedland

PDC Office – Wedge Street

Info session at 12pm

From 2:30pm

Tue, 26-Jul-22

Marble Bar / Nullagine

Marble Bar Civic Centre – 24 Francis Street, Marble Bar

Nullagine CRC – 39 Gallop Road, Nullagine

From 9am

From 1pm

Wed, 27-Jul-22


Dome Café – Shop 2/1 Lee Lane, Newman

Open session from 1-2pm

Thu, 28-Jul-22

Tom Price

The Pickled Bean – Stadium Road, Tom Price

Open session from 1-2pm

Call 0487 411 322 to make an appointment and we will come to you!!

To book an appointment, please contact Jules Prins, Grants Officer at the Pilbara Development Commission, at jules.prins@pdc.wa.gov.au or (08) 9173 8401.

Tips for writing a winning RED grant application

To assist organisations in the preparation of RED Grant applications, the Regional Development Commissions have developed a You Tube video series. This video series addresses the critical aspects of grant writing to help you prepare a professional and robust application. The videos can be viewed below or via this link.

Potential applicants are also encouraged to download these Grant Writing Tips.

Latest news

18 July 2022: RED Grants Information Roadshow Announced
22 June 2022: Round 5 RED Grants now open
4 March 2022: Pilbara RED Grants to diversify regional economy
27 August 2021: Round four of Pilbara RED Grants now open
13 November 2020: Pilbara RED Round 3 grants backing local tourism, industry
12 May 2020: Round three of Pilbara RED Grants now open for applications
14 November 2019: Pilbara Round 2 RED grants announced
14 August 2019: 'RED' grants Regional Roadshow kicks off
11 July 2019: Round two RED Grants now open
9 April 2019: RED grants driving diversification in the Pilbara
14 September 2018: Regional Economic Development Grants to stimulate local jobs
10 May 2018: Grants program driving regional economic development

Previous successful projects

Round 1

  • Tabba Tabba Pty Ltd - Pilbara Tours 4WD Bus - $150,000
  • Marnda Advanced Coatings Pty Ltd - Feasibility study for Marnda Galvanising Facility - $50,000
  • North West Brewing Company Pty Ltd - North West Brewing Company - $185,000
  • The Cove Holiday Village - Point Samson Adventure Rentals - $60,000
  • Juluwarlu Group Aboriginal Corporation - Yindjibarndi Interactive Media Cultural Awareness Training - $50,000
  • City of Karratha - Seven Mile Landfill Composting Trial - $100,000
  • Association for Sustainability in Business Incorporated - Developing Northern Australia Conference 2019 - $45,455
  • Pilbara Solar Pty Ltd - Building Solar Capacity for Remote Indigenous Communities - $50,000

Round 2

  • EcoMag Limited - Brine Dispersion Modelling - $45,120
  • Grand Central KTA Pty Ltd - Centralised Training Facility in hospitality - $145,000
  • FORM Building a State of Creativity Inc. - Spinifex Hill Studio Extension - $100,000
  • Tan Ninety Pty Ltd - 1TASK app for the resource industry - $107,387
  • KAW Engineering Pty - Pilbara Laser Scanning, Design & Drafting Capability Development - $100,000
  • Pindering Eco Retreat Pty Ltd - Pindering Eco Retreat - $150,000
  • Pilbara Camel Trekking Pty Ltd - Pilbara Camel Trekking Camel Camp - $25,000
  • Pilbara Dive and Tours - Grow Pilbara Dive - $44,333
  • Shire of East Pilbara - Shire of East Pilbara Economic Development and Tourism Strategy and Land-Use Strategy, 2019-2024 - $85,000
  • AgGrow Energy Resources Pty Ltd - Woodie Woodie Renewable Energy Project 2019 - $100,000

Round 3

  • Onyx Group - Archipelago Adventures - $100,000
  • EcoMag - Magnesium salt flowsheet development - $97,921
  • North West Recycling - Mobile refund point - $96,581
  • Reef Craft - Reef Ark Dampier - $93,034
  • Pilbara Tourism Association - Warlu Way Travel - $90,182
  • Ngarliyarndu Bindirri Aboriginal Corporation - Yirramagardu Crew - $62,826
  • Marlpa Waste Logistics - Community Cyclone Recovery - $57,000
  • Karriyarra Aboriginal Corporation - Recycling mining conveyor belts - $50,000
  • Port Hedland Chamber of Commerce - WEB Business Hub Digital and Technology Skills - $50,000
  • Ngurra Kujungka - Martu Recreation Officer and training program - $100,000

Round 4

  • Kuarlu Marine Charters - Kuarlu Marine Charters Onslow - $250,000
  • Karratha Earthmoving and Sand Supplies - REDS VR (Regional Earthmoving Digital Simulators – Virtual Reality) - $150,000
  • Weerianna Street Media - Establishment of IndigiFlix – $110,000
  • Tender Relief - Tender Relief Online - $100,000
  • Town of Port Hedland - Kingsford Smith Business Park and Airport Precinct Business Fibre Zone Project - $97,000

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