Applications closed on July 7, 2020 at 4pm AWST. Successful recipients for round 3 were announced on Thursday, 19 November 2020 and are available on this page.
The Regional Economic Development (RED) Grants 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. Delivered locally by the State’s nine Regional Development Commissions, up to $100,000 is available for individual projects that promote sustainable jobs, partnerships, productivity, skills and capability, as well as stimulate new investment and industry diversification.
The objectives of the RED Grants Program round three include:
Expanding or diversifying industry;
Developing skills or capabilities;
Attracting new investment in the region;
Maximising recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic impacts
Successful recipients for round 3 were announced on Thursday, 19 November 2020:
Eight Kimberley projects to share in more than $667,000 of business stimulus grants
Investments building economic growth, resilience and jobs in the regions while supporting the State’s COVID-19 recovery initiatives
2020 Kimberley RED round 3 – successful applicants
Waste Not Food Recycling
Black Soldier Fly Farming - to establish a pilot facility in Broome to feed organic waste to fly larvae and upcycle it into protein for feed and fertiliser products (previously announced)
Emama Nguda Aboriginal Corporation
Hydroponic fresh produce pilot - to purchase a hydroponic container to pilot fresh food production at the Derby Food Hub and improve living standards.
Yiyili Community Indigenous Corporation
Laarri Art Centre project - to relocate and refurbish the Halls Creek centre to a more prominent and functional location for artists and tourists and to encourage diversification of local indigenous art.
Karajarri Traditional Lands Association
Punturr Punturr Cultural Tourism Hub - to construct public ablutions with disabled access at Punturr Punturr (old Port Smith Bird Park), as part of the Karajarri Cultural Tourism Hub transformation.
Waringarri Arts Aboriginal Corporation
Kimberley Aboriginal Art - to develop the skills and capabilities of Aboriginal artists from four Kimberley art centres to develop new products, designs and markets.
R.J. Agricultural Services
Unlocking the value chain - to pilot plantago production and value add processing into psyllium husk for the health food industry in the Ord Valley.
Piriwa Op Shop and Enterprise Hub - to establish a community hub to develop entrepreneurial capabilities, confidence and work readiness to activate the local Balgo economy.
Shire of Halls Creek
Halls Creek Indigenous Skills and Capabilities Development Program - to implement a driver training simulator to assist local job seekers to gain skills and capabilities to secure long-term employment.
Information on previous funding rounds
Round 2: Opened 11 July 2019 and closed 13 September 2019. The RED grants attracted 46 applications, with requests for funding totalling $6,370,234. Successful applicants for Round 2 were announced on Thursday, 5 March 2020. The following projects were successful:
Round 2 Regional Economic Development (RED) Grants
Doon Doon Caravan Park and Campground Entry, Signage and Amenity
Goolarri Media Enterprises
Kimberley Girl 2020
McKeno Corporation Pty Ltd
Magabala Books Aboriginal Corporation
Indigenous Publishing Cadetship
Lombadina Aboriginal Corporation
Lombadina Tourism Amenities Upgrade
Yeeda Pastoral Company Pty Ltd
Colourstone public access truck wash and weighbridge
Round 1: Opened 14 September 2018 and closed 2 November 2018. The RED grants attracted 48 applications seeking $6,978,945. The following projects were successful:
Round 1 Regional Economic Development (RED) Grants
Kununurra Neighbourhood House Inc
Kununurra Neighbourhood House New Facility - Construction Stage 1
Mamabulanjin Aboriginal Corporation
Kakadu Plum Knowledge Centre
Shire of Broome
Short Street Transit Hub
Lake Kununurra Barramundi Restocking Group
Lake Kununurra Barramundi Restocking Project
Shire of Broome
Chinatown Discovery Festival
Yawoorrong Miriuwung Gajerrong Yirrgeb Noong Dawang Aboriginal Corporation
Developing a Robust Commercial Vision for East Kimberley Industrial Hemp
Imintji Aboriginal Corporation
Imintji Campground Facilities
Shire of Halls Creek
Facilities Infrastructure Upgrades for Social and Economic Development - Phase 3
Shinju Matsuri Inc
Shinju Matsuri 2019
Baulu-Wah Aboriginal Corporation
Violet Valley Campground signage, impression and Promotion
Successful applicants of the RED Grants must acquit the grant in accordance with the Grant agreement.
For further information on the acquittal process, discuss business eligibility or for any other questions regarding the RED Grants, please contact Yvette Parker, Grant and Projects Officer on 9194 3000 or Email firstname.lastname@example.org