- Round five Regional Economic Development Grants applications now open for projects that support jobs and business opportunities
- Program has supported 263 regional projects to date
The McGowan Government has opened the fifth round of the Regional Economic Development (RED) Grants program, which will see $5 million invested towards regional projects that support jobs and business opportunities.
Funding is available for projects that support jobs, expand or diversify industry, develop skills, increase business productivity and attract new investment to the regions.
The McGowan Government has committed $45.8 million over eight years towards the RED Grants program.
The first four rounds of the program are helping to deliver 263 business and community-driven projects across regional Western Australia.
Applications are now open and close on August 24, 2022.
More information about the RED Grants program, including guidelines and application details, are available at www.drd.wa.gov.au/rfr/REDG/ or through the State's nine Regional Development Commissions.
Comments attributed to Regional Development Minister Alannah MacTiernan:
"The McGowan Government is committed to supporting regional initiatives that will create real economic impact and employment opportunities.
"More than $26 million has been allocated to 263 projects through the previous four rounds of the RED Grants program, with initiatives including industry development, Aboriginal industry development, agricultural diversification and tourism expansion.
"We encourage businesses and organisations in the regions to consider how RED grant funding could be used to support or enhance their business or community project.
"Locally-driven projects that stimulate job creation and economic growth in regional Western Australia are vital to the ongoing strength of our regional communities."
Minister's office - 6552 6200