The Regional Economic Development Grants (RED Grants) program is a $28.8 million (over five years) State Government initiative that invests in community driven projects to stimulate economic growth and development in regional Western Australia.
It is part of the State Government’s $4 billion job-creating Royalties for Regions investment across regional WA.
Delivered locally by the State's nine Regional Development Commissions, up to $250,000 is available for individual projects that promote 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.
Contact the Pilbara Development Commission to determine if your business is eligible.
The RED Grants program is currently closed. To receive advice regarding future funding rounds, please subscribe.
The following documents were used for the second round of funding to assist with applications.
To discuss the local content outcomes to be achieved with your project, please contact Corina Docking, Principal Local Content Advisor on firstname.lastname@example.org.
RED grants aim to support the Pilbara’s regional development priorities of economic diversification or value-adding to current industries, including:
Projects that do not meet the above priority areas will be considered if the applicant can demonstrate an economic diversification and employment growth outcome. Projects that seek to lower the cost of doing business in the Pilbara will also be considered for funding.
For more information contact the Pilbara Development Commission on (08) 6551 7500 or email email@example.com
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 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