"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 (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 corina.docking@pdc.wa.gov.au.

Regional priorities

RED grants aim to support the Pilbara’s regional development priorities of economic diversification or value-adding to current industries, including:

  • logistics, engineering and supply chains
  • innovation and advanced technology
  • agriculture and aquaculture
  • renewable energy
  • tourism

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 grants@pdc.wa.gov.au

Latest news

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 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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