Grants & Funding

Regional Growth Fund – Now Open

The Regional Growth Fund is a programme by the Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities for major transformational projects, which support long term economic growth and create jobs in regional and remote areas.

This Grant is part of a $272.2 million investment program, for common-use infrastructure or private use infrastructure that will deliver significant and sustainable benefits to the region by creating jobs and flow-on benefits to the economy.

Applications close – 27 April 2018. More information

Grants and funding opportunities

RDA FSC provides the following information regarding available grants and opportunities for the benefit of our community. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of the grants that are available, instead it offers links to grants, primarily for organisations. There are many more grants available and we have provided some useful links below to help you find them.

Grants & Assistance is the assistance portal on the Australian Government’s site. The search feature provides access to over 600 grants that support business, local government and community. It includes incentives for research and development, support for small businesses, tax and duty concessions, and assistance for industries in transition.

Community Builders NSW is an interactive online hub for everyone involved in community level social, economic and environmental change and is provided by JobsNSW Funding for a range of community projects is available through the Far South Coast local councils of Shoalhaven, Eurobodalla and Bega Valley. Information about community funding programs can be found on council websites.


GrantsLINK is one of the best resources for community groups, businesses and organisations looking for funding.

GrantsLINK features State and Commonwealth funding programs on offer.
This website is managed by the Department of Infrastructure.

Visit: My Region for more information.

Building Better Regions Fund – Round Two opens with a broadened scope 

Round two of the Australian Government’s Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF) is now open for applications for both the Infrastructure Projects and Community Investments streams.

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.

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.

The most significant changes to the BBRF Guidelines are:

•              project eligibility boundaries have changed; and

•              projects located in an excluded area (generally capital cities and their perimeters) may be eligible if they can clearly demonstrate significant benefits and employment outcomes which flow directly into an eligible area.

I encourage potential applicants to visit the BBRF website and mapping tool, to assist in determining the eligibility of your project.

Click here for more information, including key dates, program guidelines and FAQs