Last week, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development, the Hon Michael McCormack MP announced the opening of Round Four of the Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF).
In this latest round of funding, round Four is aimed at supporting projects which will benefit communities affected by drought.
There are two streams of funding are available:
1. The Community Investments Stream will fund new or expanded local events, strategic regional plans, or leadership and capability strengthening activities that provide economic and social benefits to drought-affected communities.
2. The Infrastructure Projects Stream supports projects which involve the construction, upgrade or extension of infrastructure in drought-affected areas. Through these projects, it aims to provide both economic and social benefits.
The BBRF grant, supports the Australian Government's commitment to create jobs, drive economic growth and build stronger regional communities into the future and the fund invests in projects located in or benefiting eligible areas outside the major capital cities of Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, and Canberra.
Business and community groups interested in finding out more details about the grant are encouraged to go to either the BBRF Infrastructure Projects stream page or the Community Investments stream page and in particular read carefully the eligibility criteria in para 2.1.2 in the Grant Opportunity Guidelines document for round four. Essentially you will be required to demonstrate and provide evidence that your project is located within a drought-affected or drought-declared area.
There are also contact details on the website to enquire further about the details of the grant.
In addition, staff of RDA Sunshine Coast can also be contacted and we will assist with your enquiry regarding the grant.
In the first instance, contact firstname.lastname@example.org