Grants / Funding Advocacy


Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF)

On 23 November 2016 the Australian Government announced the release of the program guidelines for the new Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF).

The BBRF will invest $297.7 million over four years in infrastructure projects and community investments to create jobs, drive economic growth and build stronger regional communities into the future.

Grants are available through two funding streams; Infrastructure Projects and Community Investments.

  • Infrastructure Projects Stream will support projects which involve the construction of new infrastructure, or the upgrade or extension of existing infrastructure that provide economic and social benefits to regional and remote areas.
  • The Community Investments Stream will fund community building activities including, but not limited to, new or expanded local events, strategic regional plans, and leadership and capability building activities. These projects will deliver economic and social benefits to regional and remote communities.

Program Guidelines, the application form, contact details for enquiries, and other programme information, is available here

Both streams will open on 18 January 2017. The Investment Projects Stream will close at 5pm local time on 28 February 2017 and the Community Investments Stream will close at 5pm local time on 31 March 2017.



RDACC aims to ensure the Central Coast community are aware of current funding initiatives and to provide information and advice on grant and funding options available through Federal, State and Local Government department and agencies, as well as community based funding initiatives. To assist this RDACC compiles a list of updated grants and funding initiatives regurlarly to inform the Central Coast community.

Access the Current Grants List 

This is not intended to an exhaustive list of grants and funding available. A list of useful links is provided below to help identify funding opportunities for your business, organisation or community group. 


Programmes are designed to help Australian businesses of all sizes and industries improve productivity and competitiveness, and create jobs. Includes a Grant Finder tool.

NSW Department of Industry

Grants and assistance for businesses. NSW Trade & Investment offers numerous services for businesses wanting to launch or expand in New South Wales, or relocate to NSW.

Central Coast Council - Gosford

Grants and funding programs available through council provide funding to eligible individuals and organisations to undertake projects and programs that benefit members of the community and contribute to the delivery of the Community Strategic Plan.

Central Coast Council - Wyong

Central Coast Council Wyong provides and/or manages a number of community grants. These are primarily to support and develop community, cultural, sporting and environmental programs and activities.