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Building Better Regions Fund

Building Better Regions Fund

Round 5 has been announced by the Deputy Prime Minister, with $200 million available in 2021 to create jobs and drive economic growth in regions.

$100 million has been targeted to support tourism-related infrastructure projects, while a further $100 million will support broader community infrastructure and investment.

The guidelines for Round 5 are available here.

We can assist you to develop a competitive application, assess your project's alignment with the region's long term economic growth strategy and strengthen your proposal.  If you require assistance, please email RDA Illawarra.

There are two streams of funding available under the Building Better Regions Fund program: 

Infrastructure Projects Stream
The Infrastructure Projects Stream supports projects that involve the construction of new infrastructure, or the upgrade or extension of exiting infrastructure.

Community Investments Stream
The Community Investments Stream funds community development activities, including, but not limited to, new or expanded local events, strategic regional plans, leadership and capability building activities.


SME Export Hubs Grants

SME Export Hubs Grants

The Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) Export Hubs provides grants from $150,000 to $1.5 million to help establish and/or operate SME export hubs in the six Growth Centre sectors. The export hubs will work with Growth Centres to facilitate SME export opportunities.

The six Growth Centre sectos include:

  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Cyber Security
  • Food and Agribusiness
  • Medical Technologies and Pharmaceuticals
  • Mining Equipment, Technology and Services
  • Oil, Gas and Energy Resources

RDA Illawarra offers support for those wishing to apply for the Fund. Please email admin@rdaillawarra.com.au for assistance.

For further information, visit SME Export Hubs


Growing Regions Program Round 1

Growing Regions Program Round 1

Growing Regions Program Round 1 - CLOSED

The Growing Regions Program drives regional economic prosperity by providing access to funding for community-focused infrastructure projects throughout rural and regional areas of Australia.

Opening date: Wednesday 5 July 2023 9:00am AEST

Applications closed: Tuesday 1 August 2023 5:00pm AEST

What do you get?

Grants between $500,000 and $15 million to cover 50% or more of eligible expenditure.

Who is this for?

Incorporated non-profit organisations, First Nations Community Controlled Organisations and local government agencies or bodies in regional areas.


The Growing Regions Program – Round 1 will deliver grants up to a maximum of $15,000,000 over 3 years to deliver community infrastructure projects.

It will deliver community and economic benefits by investing in community-focused infrastructure which revitalises regions and enhances amenity and liveability throughout regional Australia.

The objectives of the program are:

  • constructing or upgrading community infrastructure that fills an identified gap or need for community infrastructure
  • contributing to achieving a wide range of community socio-economic outcomes
  • is strategically aligned with regional priorities.

The intended outcomes of the program are:

  • delivery of community-focused infrastructure which contributes to local and regional priorities
  • provision of infrastructure which benefits the community by improving equity and supports diverse social inclusion
  • to contribute to the achievement of broader Government priorities such as net zero emissions, gender equity, and/or First Nations priorities
  • growing local economies and enhancing amenity and liveability in the regions.

Growing Regions Program Round 1 will be delivered through a two-stage selection process.

You must first submit an Expression of Interest at Stage 1 and if successful, you will be invited to submit a full application at Stage 2.

Check if you can apply

You can apply if you meet the eligibility criteria. The eligibility criteria are a set of rules that describe who we can consider for this grant. You can apply if you:

  • are an eligible entity
  • have an eligible project
  • have eligible expenditure.

The rules are in the grant opportunity guidelines.


Find all the details here.

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