The Australian Government has announced the opening of the new National Stronger Regions Fund (NSRF). This Fund will invest $1 billion over five years to promote economic development in Australia’s regions.
Funding will be provided for capital projects which involve construction of new infrastructure, or the upgrade, extension or enhancement of existing infrastructure. Projects selected for funding should deliver an economic benefit to the region beyond the period of construction, and should support disadvantaged regions or areas of disadvantage within a region.
Local Government and incorporated not-for-profit organisations are eligible to apply for grants of between $20,000 and $10 million. Grant funding must be matched in cash on at least a dollar for dollar basis, and the funded part of the project must be completed on or before 31 December 2019.
The Regional Entry Point
The Regional Entry Point provides linkages to a vast array of Federal Government programs specifically targeted at Regional Australia. To discover more about Australia’s regions visit the Australian Government’s My Region website.
AusIndustry is an Australian Government agency providing assistance to Australian business and industry. Business.gov.au also provides information on support services available to Australian businesses.
Regional Development Victoria’s grants programs are largely delivered within the framework of the government’s Regional Growth Fund (RGF). The RGF will deliver $1 billion over eight years to build and upgrade local services and infrastructure, as well as invest in local skills and industries to promote jobs.
The RGF will:
- provide better infrastructure, facilities and services.
- strengthen the economic, social and environmental base of communities.
- create new jobs and improve career opportunities.
- support the planning and development of projects.
- leverage increased investment.
Regional Development Victoria’s grants are available through programs that support:
- Regional infrastructure development.
- Regional business and industry development.
- Regional community development.
Other Grants Programs
Find a Grant is an easy way for you to search DPCD grants that you or your organisation may be eligible to apply for.
Grants Index provides a snapshot view of all grant programs.
Other Victorian Government Grants and Support