Regional Economic Development Grants

The Regional Economic Development Grants (RED Grants) program is a State Government initiative that is investing $55.85 million over ten years in locally-driven 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.

More than $36 million has been allocated towards 355 approved projects across the nine regions from previous rounds of the RED Grants Program.

The grants will boost investment in local regional projects that contribute to population and economic growth initiatives and innovation pilots, and importantly, are driven by the community.

Regional Economic Development Grants (RED Grants) will support initiatives driven by regional organisations that will create real economic impact and employment opportunities.

The RED Grants for the Pilbara are delivered by the Pilbara Development Commission with support from the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD).

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

Round 7 Open

Applications for round 7 are now open and close on 26 June 2024.

The Minister for Regional Development has recently announced the opening of Round 7 of the Regional Economic Development (RED) Grants program on the 24 April 2024.

Funding 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 seven applications will close at 5pm on 26 June 2024.

To begin an online application, please visit SmartyGrants here.

You can view the successful recipients from Round 6 and previous rounds here

For more information contact our Grants Officer, Jules Prins, on 08 9173 8401 or email grants@pdc.wa.gov.au

RED Grants Resources

Video Assistance

Pilbara RED Grants Regional Roadshow

Round 7