The Regional Economic Development Grants (RED Grants) program 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.

It is part of the State Government’s $4 billion job-creating Royalties for Regions investment across regional WA.
Delivered locally by the State’s nine Regional Development Commissions, 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.
The grants will boost investment in local regional projects that contribute to population and economic growth initiatives, local marketing and innovation pilots, and importantly, are driven by the community.

Contact the Peel Development Commission to determine if your business is eligible.

Applications for Round 2 of the funding closed 13 September 2019 and applications are currently being assessed.

All applications are to be submitted via SmartyGrants.

The following documents will assist with your application:

SmartyGrants Application link 
RED Grants (Word) Application Form
RED Grants Guidelines
Frequently Asked Questions RED Grants Peel Round 2
Peel’s Regional Priorities / Blueprint

Applications will be assessed on a competitive basis within the region.   Projects that specifically align with one or more of the Peel’s focus areas will attract a higher weighting in the assessment process. Peel’s focus areas:

1.   Tourism product development
2.   Agriculture and horticulture innovation / intensification

To discuss the Local Content outcomes to be achieved with your project, please contact Therese Ejsak, Local Content Adviser, local.content@peel.wa.gov.au on +61 (08) 9535 4140.

Peel’s successful RED Grant recipients demonstrated alignment with the following regional priorities:

Alignment with the Peel Regional Investment Blueprint (click the image to see the Blueprint in detail)

Ministerial announcements:
Grants program driving regional economic development
Regional Economic Development Grants to stimulate local jobs
Round 2 RED Grants now open

The 2018-19 Regional Economic Development (RED) Grants, round one, for the Peel region were announced by the Minister for Regional Development, Hon. Alannah MacTiernan MLC on 5 April 2019. Read the media statement here.

The Peel Development Commission welcomed this announcement with more than $850,000 going towards seven projects for the Peel region in round one.  Congratulations to:

Capogreco Cold storage and distribution facility $210,000
The Forest Discovery Centre Preservation and upgrade of the Jarrah Forest Lodge $135,000
Mandurah Boat and Bike Hire New Tour Vessels $144,550
ManukaLife Manuka Oil Plant Breading and Trial Project $120,450
Mandurah Cruises A new boat enabling north Asian tourism growth in Mandurah $100,000
SmartStream Technology Relocation from Kewdale to Cardup $50,000
Cays Engineering Development of a paint yard to enable business growth $95,000

In total, $6.3 million was allocated for the first round of RED Grants to be evenly split across the nine Regional Development Commissions (RDCs) and all applications were assessed under a competitive merit based process.

The objectives of the RED Grants Program include:
• Sustainable jobs growth;
• Increasing productivity;
• Expanding or diversifying industry;
• Developing skills or capabilities; and
• Attracting new investment in the region.