GRANTS & FUNDING

Building Better Regions Fund

 

About the Programme

The Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF) will create jobs, drive economic growth and support strong regional communities across Australia by funding infrastructure and community investment projects.

 

$481.6 million is available through this program and will fund projects in regional Australia outside the major cities of Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide and Canberra.

 

Round One of the BBRF has now closed and the successful applications for the Infrastructure Project Stream was announced on 4 August. The full list of successful Infrastructure Project Stream applications is available to download.

 

Successful projects, from the Community Investments Stream of the fund was announced on 22 September. The list of successful Community Investments Stream funding offers is now available.

 

Round Two

 

There are two streams of funding available under Round Two of the program which opened on 7 November 2017:

 

  • Infrastructure Projects Stream supports projects which involved the construction of new infrastructure, or the upgrade or extension of existing infrastructure that provided economic and social benefits to regional and remote areas.

The minimum grant amount is $20,000 and the maximum grant amount is $10 million.

Download the Infrastructure Projects Guidelines and Fact Sheet.

There is no "local time" close of the application period. Applications close Tuesday 19 December 2017, 5pm Australian Eastern Daylight Savings Time.

 

  • Community Investment Stream funds community activities including, new or expanded local events, strategic regional plans, and leadership and capability strengthening activities.  These projects will deliver economic and social benefits to regional and remote communities. 

The minimum grant amount is $5,000 and a maximum grant amount is $10 million, however given the nature of eligible projects it is expected that most grants will be under $100,000.

Download the Community Investments Guidelines and Fact Sheet.

There is no "local time" close of the application period. Applications close Tuesday 19 December 2017, 5pm Australian Eastern Daylight Savings Time.

 

Mapping Tool

The location of your project has bearing on different elements of the program.  Consideration is given on the location of your project when determining:

  • geographic eligibility
  • the level of co-funding you need to provide
  • a loading applied to your assessment score

 

Download the BBRF 'Am I Ready to Apply' applicant help document.

 

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.

 

 

Our Executive Officer, Simon Lyas is available to contribute to discussions around potential projects. eo@rdagreatsouthern.com.au