Grants / Funding Advocacy

CURRENT INITIATIVES

Building Better Regions Fund

Applications close: 15 November 2018 5.00pm AEDT

The $641.6 million Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF) supports the Australian Government's commitment to create jobs, drive economic growth and build stronger regional and remote communities into the future.

For Round 3, $200 million is available, with up to $45 million of this funding earmarked to support tourism related infrastructure projects.

The Infrastructure Projects Stream supports 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. 

Infrastructure Projects Stream

The Infrastructure Projects Stream supports 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 minimum grant amount is $20,000.

The maximum grant amount is $10 million.

For most projects grant funding will be up to 50 per cent or up to 75 per cent of your eligible project costs. Your location will determine the percentage of grant funding you can receive.

You may apply for a partial or full exemption to your contribution requirement if you can demonstrate that you are experiencing exceptional circumstances.

Community Investments Stream

The Community Investments Stream will fund 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.

  • The minimum grant amount is $5,000. 
  • The maximum grant amount is $10 million. However, given the nature of eligible projects we expect most grants will be under $100,000.
  • The grant amount will usually be 50 per cent of eligible project costs. In some circumstances the grant may be up to 100 per cent.
  • For small projects with a total project value of less than $20,000, grant funding will be up to 100 per cent of eligible project costs.
  • You may apply for a partial or full exemption to your cash contribution if you can demonstrate that you are experiencing exceptional circumstances.

These projects will deliver economic and social benefits to regional and remote communities.

Regional Growth Fund

The NSW Government is investing an additional $1.3 billion in regional infrastructure to support growing regional centres, activate local economies and improve services in communities, through the new Regional Growth Fund.

Combined with the $300 million to drive regional tourism through the Regional Growth: Environment and Tourism Fund this beings to $1.6 billion the available funding for regional growth.

The NSW Government's Regional Development Framework provides an overall vision for the Regional Growth Fund. The framework establishes a plan for regional development over the next 30 years that ensures every community across the state benefits from NSW's economic success.

The Regional Growth Fund will invest in projects that facilitate regional development through six funds. These funds aim to enable essential infrastructure, support arts and culture, enhance and build sporting infrastrcture, improve regional voice and data connectivity, invest in our mining-impacted communities, spur job creation and deliver local infrastructure.

Applications will be open to local government, regional organisations, industry and other community organisations.

Further information, contact details for enquiries, and other programme information, is available here

 

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

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. 

USEFUL LINKS

Business.gov.au

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.