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The Goldfields-Esperance Development Commission website is the perfect way for you to find out about our amazing region, learn about what it can offer and how important it is to the economy of both the State of Western Australia and the whole nation.

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2017 Regional Grants Scheme and Community Chest Fund Rounds open on 1 August 2016

The Goldfields-Esperance Regional Grants Scheme (GERGS) and Community Chest Fund (GECCF) programs are designed for community, public and not-for-profit organisations to improve and develop infrastructure and services in the regions. To apply for funding, visit our GERGS and GECCF pages.

Regional Development Strategy 2016-25

The Strategy provides the common direction for regional development in Western Australia into the next decade. It is a plan to build on the potential of our regions for the benefit of all Western Australians.

Regional Development Strategy 2016-25

Latest news

  • Regional Grants Scheme invests $1.6 million in Goldfields-Esperance Region

    27/07/2016
    A total of $1.6 million will be invested over the next two years in the Goldfields-Esperance region as part of the latest round of the Goldfields-Esperance Regional Grants Scheme (GERGS). The Minister for Regional Development, Hon Terry Redman MLA, today announced the successful applicants from the 2016 Regional Grants Scheme which closed on 17 March 2016.
    Made possible by the State Government’s Royalties for Regions program, administered by the Goldfields-Esperance Development Commission (GEDC), this initiative aims to improve economic and community infrastructure and services in regional Western Australia. Read more
  • New Round of Funding for Goldfields-Esperance Region

    27/07/2016

    Projects that assist in attracting investment and improving the quality of life in regional Western Australia will stand a chance to be funded by the State Government’s Royalties for Regions Regional Grants Scheme (RGS) and Community Chest Fund (CCF). Applications will open on Monday 1 August 2016 for the latest round of funding through RGS and CCF. RGS is aimed at projects to help attract investment, increase job opportunities and improve the quality of life in the regions, with grants from $50,001 to $300,000, with CCF supporting smaller local projects with one-off grants of up to $50,000.

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  • Over Half a Million Dollars in region from Community Chest

    25/07/2016

    A total of $553,000 will flow into the Goldfields-Esperance Region as part of the Goldfields-Esperance Community Chest Fund. Made possible by the State Government program, this small grants program, administered by the Goldfields-Esperance Development Commission, is in its second year and provides funds to smaller community projects, such as community events, arts and culture, youth and mental health programs as well as facility upgrades. The Minister for Regional Development, Hon Terry Redman MLA, today announced the successful applicants from the 2016 Community Chest Fund which closed on 17 March 2016.

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