Grants / Funding Advocacy

Regional Development Australia Central Coast 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


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

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.


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

Jobs for NSW

Jobs for NSW provides financial support to startups and emerging and fast-growth small to medium enterprises (SMEs) to build momentum and grow jobs.

Central Coast Council

Central Coast Council gives the community the opportunity to apply for funding to support events, programs and initiatives.