Hon Alannah MacTiernan MLC

Hon Alannah MacTiernan MLC

Minister for Regional Development; Agriculture and Food; Hydrogen Industry

    Regional Economic Development Grants to stimulate local jobs

    14/09/2018 9:00 AM
    • Grant applications open for regional projects that stimulate economic growth and job creation
    • Up to $6.25 million in Regional Economic Development Grants available this financial year for locally driven projects
    • Almost $700,000 available in each region 

    Applications are now open for the first round of the McGowan Government's Regional Economic Development (RED) Grants to support community-led projects that drive economic growth and job creation.


    A total of $6.25 million has been allocated for the first year of the program, to be delivered locally by the State's nine Regional Development Commissions, this will provide almost $700,000 in each region.


    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.


    RED Grants are available to local governments, training institutions, not-for-profit organisations and registered businesses.


    More information about the RED Grants Program, including guidelines and application details, is available at http://www.dpird.wa.gov.au/REDG or through Regional Development Commissions.


    Comments attributed to Regional Development Minister Alannah MacTiernan:


    "The RED Grants provide an opportunity to support community-driven initiatives that stimulate economic growth and opportunities in the regions.


    "Local content considerations will be a key focus in the delivery of projects funded under the program, to help build regional economies and jobs across our vast State.


    "RED Grants projects are expected to attract co-investment from other sectors, as well as foster local partnerships and collaboration that last well beyond the term of the program.


    "The McGowan Government is committed to a range of initiatives, like the RED Grants Program, that can supercharge the potential of our regions and their economic contribution to the State."


    Minister's office - 6552 6200