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Great Southern RED Grants Round 5

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1. Regional Economic Development (RED) Grants Program - Great Southern Region

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1.1 Application Information

Before completing this application form please ensure you have read the RED Grants Program Guidelines available online at

Eligible applicants can apply for funding up to a maximum of $250,000 per project.

Businesses must contribute a minimum 50% cash to the project.  Not-for-profit or Aboriginal owned organisations may be considered on a case-by-case basis.

All applicants are encouraged to discuss their project with Great Southern Development Commission (GSDC) project officers prior to submitting an application.

This form contains mandatory fields. you will be alerted if you save the form without completing the required sections.

If you have any questions, or experience issues completing this form please contact the GSDC on (08) 9842 4888 or email

Please note, supporting documents are supplementary to your application. Please ensure you answer all the questions and provide relevant details where required.

The closing date for application is Wednesday, 24 August 2022 at 4pm AWST.

Incomplete applications and/or applications received after the closing date will not be considered.

1.2 Eligibility Confirmation

Please refer to Section 4 of the Guidelines to confirm your eligibility before completing this application.

I confirm the Applicant:

  • Has read and understood the program Guidelines
  • Is eligible to apply under the Guidelines
  • Is able to demonstrate the financial viability of the organisation
  • Is able to demonstrate alignment with at least one of the objectives of the RED Grants Program
Please confirm that all statements above are true and correct. * Required

1.3 Privacy Statement

Information provided by applicants or collected by Regional Development Commissions (RDCs) or the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) in relation to an applicant or their application may be used in the administration of the RED Grants Program and in the assessment of this application.

Clarification of other funding sources for your project as stated in your application and project budget may be sought from the relevant funding bodies.

Any information provided (personal, financial or otherwise) will be used solely for the purpose of the RED Grants Program. 

RDCs and DPIRD will store personal information collected in this application, supporting documentation and any grant administration, monitoring and evaluation activities in compliance with its obligations under the Privacy Act 1988 (cth).

RDCs and DPIRD are also subject to the Freedom of Information Act 1992 and documents in the possession of these agencies are subject to these provisions.

I have read and understood the privacy statement and I consent to and authorise such uses and disclosures. * Required

1.4 Assessment Process

The assessment criteria outlined in the Guidelines will be used to determine the suitability of applications submitted through this program. Applications will be assessed on a competitive basis and should demonstrate:

  • Alignment with one or more of the RED Grants Objectives.
  • Alignment with one or more of the GSDC Regional Priorities/Themes
  • Financial commitment towards the Project.
  • Collaboration and partnerships
  • Local content outcomes
  • Project readiness

The application form provides an opportunity for applicants to demonstrate how their project meets the requirements listed above and in the Guidelines.

As part of the assessment process, applications may be subject to a due diligence process to determine organisational capacity, governance and financial management.

Applicants should note that the assessment and decision making process could take up to six (6) months to complete and this time frame should be considered when submitting your application. Please refer to Section 6 of the Guidelines for more information.

The GSDC reserves the right to request additional information at any time to clarify aspects of your application.

1.5 Funding Conditions

Should your application be successful, you will be required to enter into a Grant Agreement outlining the conditions of the grant.

All projects must be approved and a Grant Agreement executed prior to project commencement. No retrospective payments will be made

As a condition of funding, all grant recipients are required to provide a detailed Final Report (Acquittal) within twelve (12) weeks of project completion. For projects receiving funding of more than $50,000 the Final Report is to be audited by an independent auditor.

Only GST registered recipients will have GST added to the grant payment.