$1.4 Billion Regional Development Australia Fund workshops being held across the Sunshine Coast for Not-for-Profit groups
The Chair of Regional Development Australia (RDA) Sunshine Coast, Cr Debbie Blumel, will conduct a series of workshops to engage with community members of Not-for-Profit organisations to help them make applications to the $1.4 billion RDA Fund for local projects.
The workshops will take place across the Sunshine Coast from 14 April to 20 April 2011 and will provide an overview of funding guidelines and procedures when applying for grants through the RDA Fund.
Cr Blumel said "Not-for-Profit organisations form the backbone of our community and it is wonderful news that they are eligible to receive grants from the recently announced RDA Fund.
"These information workshops assist RDA Sunshine Coast in working closely with local communities in order to secure the best possible social, economic and environmental outcomes for the region.
"Applications to the RDA Fund will be guided by community needs as identified in the RDA Sunshine Coast Regional Roadmap. RDA Sunshine Coast will make recommendations to the Australian Government in this regard.
"I encourage community groups to participate actively in these workshops. We are here to listen and let the Australian and State Governments know the Sunshine Coast community's needs".
Funding of between $500,000 and $25M per project will be available. Project grants over $5M will be required to be matched on at least a dollar for dollar basis.
Partner funding will be expected for grants except where extenuating circumstances prevent co-funding. Grants over $5M are required to be matched on at least a dollar-for-dollar basis. This is not necessarily required for projects under $5M.
Cr Blumel said she looked forward to seeing applications for local projects. "I also hope to meet with organisations that are not in a position to make an application right now, but may wish to understand the fund better with a view to working up an application in the next funding round."
RDA Fund workshop details are as follows:
Thursday 14 Apr 2011 14:30 -- 15:30 United Synergies Boardroom, 12-14 Ernest Street, Tewantin
Friday 15 Apr 2011 14:30 -- 15:30 Interactive Community Planning Boardroom, Level 1, 65 Currie Street, Nambour
Wednesday 20 Apr 2011 10:00 -- 11:00 Maleny Hinterland Business Centre, 38a Coral Street, Maleny
Wednesday 20 Apr 2011 13:30 -- 14:30 Duporth Tavern Function Room, 52 Duporth Avenue ,Maroochydore
Wednesday 20 Apr 2011 16:00 -- 17:00 Caloundra RSL, 19 West Terrace, Caloundra
Cr Debbie Blumel
Regional Development Australia Sunshine Coast
Interactive Community Planning Boardroom, Nambour
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