Grants and Programs

 

Click here for a list of grants that are currently open and known to RDA

 

Building Better Regions Fund

National Stronger Regions Fund

Regional Development Australia Fund

Australian Government Grants and Programs

Queensland Government Grants and Programs

Other Grants and Programs

Guides to Applying for Grants


Building Better Regions Fund

The Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF) will invest $297.7 million over four years in infrastructure projects and community investments to create jobs, drive economic growth and build stronger regional communities into the future.

Grants are available through two funding streams; Infrastructure Projects and Community Investments.

  • The Infrastructure Projects Stream will support 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. (Applications close on 28.2.2017)
  • The Community Investments Stream will fund community building activities including, but not limited to, new or expanded local events, strategic regional plans, and leadership and capability building activities. These projects will deliver economic and social benefits to regional and remote communities. (Applications close on 31.3.2017)

The Department of Industry, Innovation and Science’s AusIndustry Business Grants Hub is responsible for administering the program on behalf of the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development (this includes grant application, enquiries and project management activities).

Applications open: 18 January 2017

Program Guidelines and other details such as FAQs are available on www.business.gov.au/bbrf.

Making a strong application to BBRF - PDF [773 KB]

 

 

National Stronger Regions Fund

The Australian Government allocated $1 billion to the National Stronger Regions Fund (NSRF) to support investment in priority economic and infrastructure areas – from freight and transport projects to convention centres and major multipurpose sports facilities. The Fund is investing in crucial infrastructure projects that are being conceived by local communities – and this approach is helping Australia’s regions invest in their own future. The following projects were funded in our region:

 

Round 1 Successful Project

  • Burke Shire Council was successful in recieving a grant of $160,000 for the Construction of a Pontoon Wharf in Burketown.
  • Charters Towers Regional Council was successful in recieving a grant of $8.6 million for the Upgrade to water infrastructure for Charter Towers.
  • Mount Isa City Council was successful in recieving a grant of $2.5 million for the Upgrade of Stage 2A Sewer Augmentation at Mount Isa.

 

Round 2 Successful Project

  • Burke Shire Council was successful in recieving a grant of $2.2 million for the Doomadgee to Burketown Fibre Link Project.
  • Palm Island Aboriginal Council was successful in recieving a grant of $967,908 for the Sewer and Water Infrastructure Upgrade.
  • The Corporation of the Diocesan Synod of North Queensland was successful in recieving a grant of $2.2 million for the Redevelopment of St Mark's, Townsville.
  • The Good Shepherd Limited was successful in recieving a grant of $942,888 for the Redevelopment - The Good Shepherd Home Townsville.

 

Round 3 Successful Project

  • Burke Shire Council was successful in recieving a grant of $994,619 for the Upgrade to Burketown Wharf Precinct Project.

 

Regional Development Australia Fund

The Australian Government allocated almost $1 billion to the Regional Development Australia Fund (RDAF) to support the infrastructure needs and economic growth of Australia's regions. The national program was designed to leverage Commonweatlh, State, Local, private and not-for-profit sector investments for the long-term benefit of our communities. The following projects were funded in our region:

Round 1 Successful Project

Townsville City Council was successful in recieving a grant of $4.8 million for the Magnetic Island Walkway Project - Nelly Bay to Arcadia. Gabul Way was opened on 3rd March 2013 by the Hon Simon Crean. The total cost of the project was $5.3 million.

Round 2 Successful Project

Act for Kids was successful in receiving a grant of $3.4 million for their Child and Family Centre of Excellence in Townsville. The $4.6 million development was opened on 26 May 2014.

Round 2 Successful Projects

The Hinchinbrook Community Support Centre was successful in receiving a grant of $500,000 for the acquition and refurbishment of expanded flood-free premises in Ingham. The "Hub" was officially opended on 1 August 2014. The total cost of the project was $800,000.

The Palm Island Aboriginal Shire Council was successful in receiving a grant of $500,000 for the upgrade of the Palm Island ferry pontoon. The pontoon was opened on 16 July 2014. The total cost of the tourism infrastructure was $1.512 million.

Round 4 Successful Project

Tec-NQ was successful in receiving a grant of $2 million for the redevlopment of accommodation facilities in Townsville for out-of-town students to study at the College. The facility opened on 8 December 2015. The total cost of the project was $4.019 million.

Further information is available at www.regional.gov.au/regional/programs/rdaf.

 

Australian Government Grants and Programs

Grants & Assistance Finder 
This website helps you locate the grants and assistance programs most relevant to your business for free. Grants and other funding programs are available from the Australian, state and territory governments, and in some cases from local councils. You can search for grants in many categories, including innovation, employment and environment.

Financial Assistance Grants to Local Government 

 

Queensland Government Grants and Programs

https://www.qld.gov.au/community/community-organisations-volunteering/funding-grants-resources/

Community Benefit Funding Programs 

Tourism & Events Queensland Tourism Assistance Database

 

Other Grants and Programs

Energy Consumers Australia

Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal 

Grant Guru Community

Funding Centre (An enterprise of Our Community) 

Philanthropy Australia 

Smarty Grants 

 

Guides to Applying for Grants

RDANWQ Grants Checklist and Tips for Success

Grants in Australia: Management and accountability made easy for not-for-profit organisations, CPA Australia, 2012

Grants for Tourism Guide, Tourism Queensland

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