May 29, 2019
Regional Economic Development (RED) Grants to support exciting local initiatives and create new jobs in the Kimberley were announced via media statement on 24 May 2019. The RED Grants Program supports locally driven projects that will contribute to economic growth in regional communities via stimulation of sustainable jobs, increased productivity and diversification of industries. Focus on the development of local skills is also one of the objectives of the grants initiative.
Applications for RED Grants in the Kimberley opened on 14 September 2018 and closed on 2 November 2018, with eligible applicants able to apply for funding of up to $250,000 for individual projects.
The RED grants attracted 48 applications seeking $6,978,945, with ten Kimberley projects successful in securing a total of $655,946 in the first round of funding. The following projects were successful:
Round 1 Regional Economic Development (RED) Grants
|1||Kununurra Neighbourhood House Inc||Kununurra Neighbourhood House New Facility - Construction Stage 1||$180,000|
|2||Mamabulanjin Aboriginal Corporation||Kakadu Plum Knowledge Centre||$100,000|
|3||Shire of Broome||Short Street Transit Hub||$100,000|
|4||Lake Kununurra Barramundi Restocking Group||Lake Kununurra Barramundi Restocking Project||$84,521|
|5||Shire of Broome||Chinatown Discovery Festival||$50,000|
|6||Yawoorrong Miriuwung Gajerrong Yirrgeb Noong Dawang Aboriginal Corporation||Developing a Robust Commercial Vision for East Kimberley Industrial Hemp||$47,000|
|7||Imintji Aboriginal Corporation||Imintji Campground Facilities||$32,592|
|8||Shire of Halls Creek||Facilities Infrastructure Upgrades for Social and Economic Development - Phase 3||$26,120|
|9||Shinju Matsuri Inc||Shinju Matsuri 2019||$20,000|
|10||Baulu-Wah Aboriginal Corporation||Violet Valley Campground signage, impression and Promotion||$15,713|