Funding Programmes announced

The Australian Government announced has released the program guidelines for the new Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF).

Building Better Regions Fund

Grants are available through two funding streams; Infrastructure Projects and Community Investments.

  • 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.
  • 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.

The Department of Industry, Innovation and Science’s AusIndustry Business Grants Hub is responsible for administering the program on behalf of the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development (this includes grant application, enquiries and project management activities).

Information sessions will be run by the Australian Government in Hobart on the 20th January 2017 and in Launceston on the 25th January 2017.

Program Guidelines, the application form, contact details for enquiries, information session details and other programme information, is available HERE

Community Infrastructure Fund

The Tasmanian Government has also announced a new fund to support community infrastructure initiatives throughout Tasmania. It is open to not for profit organisations, local councils (including council-owned businesses) and private sector  businesses to assist with capital costs associated with the construction of new or the upgrading of existing infrastructure that will benefit the community.

There are two divisions of grants:

  • Minor grants for $10 000 to $ 50 000 (no matching funding required)
  • Major grants exceeding $ 50 000 (contribution required).

The guidelines are available HERE