Grants and Funding

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development's grants program invests in local projects to stimulate economic growth and development in regional Western Australia.

Regional Economic Development (RED) Grants

Applications for the Round 5 funding are now open. 

The RED Grants program is a State Government initiative that invests in locally driven projects that support efforts to create long-term economic growth and job sustainability in our regions.

The State Government is investing $45.8 million over eight years towards the RED Grants program for projects that will directly benefit regional communities. 

Each of the nine Regional Development Commissions (RDC) manage the grant round process for their region and will provide advice to applicants during the application process.

Eligible applicants can apply for Round 5 of RED Grant funding 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 $26.4 million has been allocated towards 263 approved projects across the nine regions from previous rounds of the RED Grants Program for initiatives including industry development/expansion, aboriginal industry development, agricultural diversification, and tourism expansion.

Program information, guidelines and application details for Round 5 are available through the relevant RDC websites (links below).

RED Grants Guidelines and Application information

Further information on the RED Grants program, including guidelines, eligibility, application and contact details are located on each of the following RDC Websites:


Page reviewed 7 July 2022