Building Better Regions Fund
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack has announced that guidelines for Round 5 of the Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF) are available at www.business.gov.au/bbrf.
Applications opened on 12 January 2021 and closes on 5 March 2021. Successful Applicants are expected to be announced in mid-2021.
Community Investments Stream - $5,000 to $1 million to cover 50% or more of eligible project costs. Supports new or expanded local events, strategic regional plans or leadership and capability strengthening activities that provide economic and social benefits to regional and remote areas.
Infrastructure Projects Stream - $20,000 to $10 million to cover 50% or more of eligible project costs. Supports investment ready projects that provide economic and social benefits for regional and remote areas.
To be eligible, applicants must be an incorporated not-for-profit, local government agency or body, or non-distributing co-operative. The Round has allocated $100 million of targeted support for tourism-related infrastructure, while maintaining $100 million for broader community infrastructure and investment.
Applicants are encouraged to engage with their local Regional Development Australia (RDA) offices prior to preparing applications.
For support and information, please contact RDA Great Southern's Director of Regional Development Simon Lyas at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The successful applications for the Infrastructure Project Stream was announced on 4 August 2017. The full list of Infrastructure Project Stream applications is available to download.
Successful projects from the Community Investments Stream was announced on 22 September 2017. The list of successful Community Investments Stream funding offers is now available.
The successful applications for the Infrastructure Project Stream were announced on 9 July 2018 and a full list can be downloaded Here.
The Community Investments Stream was announced on 4 July 2018 and a list of successful applicants can be viewed Here.
The successful applications for BBRF Round 4 was announced on 5 June 2020. The full list of successful Infrastructure Project Stream applications is available to download.
The list of successful Community Investments Stream funding offers is now available.
Developing Funding Proposals - A Guidance Manual for Practitioners
The WA RDA Network has engaged AEC Group Pty Ltd to develop a Guidance Manual to support the BBRF Round One. Download a copy HERE
You are encouraged to seek the support of your RDA Committee for your project. Your RDA Committee can:
- assist you to identify and develop a strong project proposal that will contribute to long term economic growth and is a priority within your region; and
- work with you to prepare a competitive application, supporting documents and evidence.
Regional Growth Fund
The Australian Governments $272.2 million Regional Growth Fund (RGF) closed for Initial Applications on 27 April 2018. Successful projects must be fully acquitted by 30 June 2022.
Selection of projects will be undertaken in two stages. Stage one is an Initial Application, which is competitive and will confirm application and project eligibility, and provide evidence of how the project addresses the merit criteria. Stage Two is the submission of a Full Business Case. Only successful applicants at the end of Stage One will be invited to submit a Full Business Case.
The minimum funding available under RGF is $10 million with a requirement for matching funding. The fund is open to state and territory governments, local governments, the private sector and not-for-profit organisations for projects that are located in, or significantly benefit regional Australia. Projects may include a number of strategically linked projects, which together form a package of works that will unlock opportunity and potential in regional communities to deliver long term jobs and drive economic growth. This will allow the combining of projects that cross over Regional Development Australian (RDA) boundaries.
Programme Guidelines are available at http://regional.gov.au/regional/programs/regional-growth-fund.aspx
Our Director, Simon Lyas is available to contribute to discussions around potential projects. email@example.com