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Current Grants for the Region


Building Better Regions Fund - closing 19 December 2017


The $481.6 million Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF) supports the Australian Government’s commitment to create jobs, drive economic growth and build stronger regional communities into the future.

The program will fund projects in regional Australia outside the major capital cities of Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, and Canberra. A mapping tool is available to assist applicants determine the project location.

There are two streams of funding available under the program:

  • Infrastructure Projects Stream
  • Community Investments Stream

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.

To find out more and to apply, go to:

Infrastructure Projects Stream

Community Investments Stream

The Community Investments Stream funds the following community activities, new or expanded local events, strategic regional plans, and leadership and capability strengthening activities These projects will deliver economic and social benefits to regional and remote communities. Infrastructure activities are not eligible for the Community Investments Stream.

To find out more and to apply, go to:

Community Investments Stream


Frequently Asked Questions Frequently Asked Questions (109 KB)

Infrastructure Projects Program Guidelines Infrastructure Projects Program Guidelines (238 KB)

Community Investments Program Guidelines Community Investments Program Guidelines (230 KB)

For more information on the overall fund go to https://www.business.gov.au/assistance/building-better-regions-fund 


National Waste Management Facility Community Benefit Programme - closing 5 February 2018


Applications are open for two community benefit packages worth up to $2 million each for the Barndioota and Kimba regions of South Australia.

Senator the Hon Matt Canavan, Minister for Resources and Northern Australia, released the guidelines for the applications.

“The Community Benefit Programme provides funding for projects that will deliver social or economic benefits for the communities located near sites being considered for the National Radioactive Waste Management Facility,” Minister Canavan said.

“The programme recognises the community’s contribution and short-term disruption as the detailed consultation and technical assessments are underway.

“This is the second year of the programme being available in Barndioota and the first in Kimba.”

Minister Canavan said the programme opens to applications today and closes at 5pm AEDT on Monday 5 February 2018.

“Applications will be assessed by AusIndustry and community committees to ensure they deliver social and economic outcomes, against criteria specified in the guidelines. These include: 

  • the capacity and capability to carry out the project;
  • the benefit to the community the project will achieve; and
  • the value for money offered by the project.

“The grants program is designed to deliver benefits and offset inconvenience during the consultation,” he said.

“There is a wide range of possibilities for these projects, but delivering long-lasting benefits to the local area is the primary objective.

“In 2017, 11 projects were funded, including refurbishment of the Hawker Institute, delivery of new equipment for movie nights, and infrastructure and housing upgrades at Yappala Station,” Minister Canavan said.

He added that staff at the local project offices in Hawker and Kimba – plus representatives from AusIndustry – would be available to assist community members and local businesses through the application process.

To find out more about the Community Benefit Programme including the guidelines go to https://www.business.gov.au/assistance/national-radioactive-waste-management-facility-community-benefit-programme or call RDA Far North on 8641 1444.

Note: To be eligible for funding, projects should benefit communities that are in the District Council of Kimba area, or within 50km of Barndioota, plus the remainder of The Flinders Ranges Council area