Building Better Regions Fund

Hopefully you have seen the announcement of the Building Better Regions Fund guidelines and begun to think about potential infrastructure and community projects in your area you would like to see funded.

Applications for the Infrastructure Projects Stream open on 18 January 2017 and close on 28 February 2017.  You can apply for a minimum grant amount of $20,000 and a maximum grant amount of $10 million.  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 for the Community Investments Stream open on 18 January 2017 and close on 31 March 2017.  The minimum grant amount is $5,000 and the maximum grant amount is $10 million, however given the nature of eligible projects it is expected most grants will be under $100,000.  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. 

As ever, RDA Tasmania is committed to:

  • assist you to identify and develop a strong proposal that will contribute to long term economic growth and is a priority within the North/Tasmania, and
  • work with you to prepare a competitive application, supporting documents and evidence.

The office will be closed between Christmas and New Year; otherwise we will be on hand to help applicants.

Launceston will host an information session from the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development on 25th January 2pm to 3.30pm at the Silverdome. 

Hobart will host an information session from the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development on 20th January 10:00am to 11:30 at the Tasmanian Technopark.  You can register for both here.

Building Better Regions Fund is a $297.7 million program to run over four years until 2020, so even if you won’t apply in this first round we can start planning for future rounds now.