Initiatives

Grants / Funding Advocacy

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 regularly to inform the Central Coast community.

See our Current Grants list

 MAJOR INITIATIVES

Building Better Regions Fund

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.

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.

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.

Opening and closing dates for each round will be published on BBRF

Round 4 Community Investments Stream is now open and supports projects benefiting local communities in drought-affected areas. 

As part of the application process, you will be asked to indicate whether your project will be delivered in a location affected by drought. If your project will take place in a drought-affected area location, you will be required to prove evidence supporting your claim. Full guidelines here

 

Regional Growth Fund

The NSW Government is investing an additional $1.7 billion in regional infrastructure to support growing regional centres, activate local economies and improve services in communities, through the Regional Growth Fund.

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 infrastructure, improve regional voice and data connectivity, invest in our mining-impacted communities, spur job creation and deliver local infrastructure.

 

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

Central Coast Council gives the community the opportunity to apply for funding to support events, programs and initiatives. In the 2018/19 financial year, $1.7 million in funding is available for community projects via the Community Grants and Sponsorship Program.