"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 $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:

  • Sustainable jobs;
  • Maximising recovery from COVID-19 pandemic impacts;
  • Expanding or diversifying industry;
  • Developing skills and capabilities; and
  • Attracting new investment in the region.

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

  • Prosperous and diverse economy; and
  • Aboriginal economic participation and prosperity.

The following documents should be used to assist with applications.

RED Grant application writing video

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;

  • What you need to do before you start your application
  • The grant writing approach and how to write a quality application regardless of the program
  • Specific RED Grants criteria

Watch the video series via YouTube here.


Round 3 applications now closed

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 grants@pdc.wa.gov.au for further information.


Latest news

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


Round Three Successful Projects

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 Two Successful Projects

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 One Successful Projects:

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


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