The Regional Economic Development Grants (RED Grants) program is a $28.8 million State Government initiative that invests in local projects to stimulate economic growth and development in regional Western Australia.
It is part of the State Government’s job-creating Royalties for Regions investment across regional WA.
Delivered locally by the State's nine Regional Development Commissions, up to $100,000 is available for individual projects that promote local sustainable jobs, partnerships, productivity, skills and capability, as well as stimulate new investment and industry diversification.
The grants will boost investment in local regional projects that contribute to population and economic growth initiatives, local marketing and innovation pilots, and importantly, are driven by the community.
Objectives of the RED Grants Program include:
Applications must also demonstrate how the project supports at least one of the following Pilbara regional economic development priorities:
The following documents should be used to assist with applications.
To assist organisations in the preparation of RED Grant applications, the Regional Development Commissions have developed a video series featuring Tara Whitney, from Whitney Consulting, who shows you how to write a high-quality RED Grant application including;
Watch the video series via YouTube here.
Applications to Round 3 of RED grants closed on 7 July 2020. The next round is expected to be opened later this year. If you have put in an application for this funding round, please note your application is being assessed and successful recipients will be announced soon. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
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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
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
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