The Regional Economic Development Grants (RED Grants) program is a $40.8 million (over seven years) State Government initiative that invests in local projects to stimulate economic growth and development in regional Western Australia.
It is part of the State Government’s job-creating investment across regional WA.
Delivered locally by the State’s nine Regional Development Commissions, up to $250,000 is available 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.
The grants will boost investment in local regional projects that contribute to population and economic growth initiatives and innovation pilots, and importantly, are driven by the community.
The RED Grants for the Kimberley are delivered by the Kimberley Development Commission with support from the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD).
For more information regarding RED Grants in the Kimberley, please contact Yvette Parker, email@example.com or 9194 3000.
Congratulations to the successful recipients who shared $773,000 in Round 4.
Round 4 Regional Economic Development (RED) Grants
Marine Biomedical Pty Ltd
To enable a pilot Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) laboratory facility in Broome to manufacture PearlBone.
East Kimberley Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Addressing labour shortage issues in the East Kimberley region.
Mowanjum Aboriginal Corporation
Expanding Mowanjum’s Pivot Capability to accommodate more Wagyu breeders
Lakeside Minerals Livestock Pty Ltd
Establishment of Lakeside Minerals Livestock - supplements for Kimberley pastoralists.
Frilled Enterprises Pty Ltd
Traffic Management Certification
Frillnecks Enterprises Pty Ltd
Little BIlbies Expansion Project
MGC Building and Maintenance Pty Ltd
Assistance in Purchasing Capital Equipment
Information on previous funding rounds
Round 3: Opened 12 May 2020 and closed 7 July 2020. The RED Grants attracted 38 applications, with requests for funding totaling $2,775,391. The following projects were successful:
Round 3 Regional Economic Development (RED) Grants
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.
Round 2: Opened 11 July 2019 and closed 13 September 2019. The RED Grants attracted 46 applications, with requests for funding totaling $6,370,234. 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