RDA Pilbara is committed to maximising external investment into Pilbara region projects and initiatives.
In addition to assisting residents and organisations within the region to identify suitable sources of funding for local projects and initiatives RDA Pilbara will provide free, practical assistance with grant and funding applications.
Building Better Regions Fund
Regional Development Australia (RDA) Pilbara is pleased to announce that Round One of the Australian Government’s $297.7 million Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF) is now open.
The programme supports the Australian Government’s commitment to create jobs, drive economic growth and build stronger regional communities into the future. It will fund projects in regional Australia outside the major capital cities of Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, and Canberra. More information including information sessions, application guidelines and fact sheets are available by clicking here.
Who can apply?
To be eligible you must be a legal entity, have an Australian Business Number (ABN) and be one of the following entities:
- a local governing body as defined by the Local Government (Financial Assistance) Act 1995; and
- a not for profit organisation (the Infrastructure Projects Stream requires you to have been established for at least two years).
You are not eligible to apply if you are:
- a for profit organisation;
- an individual, partnership or trust (however, an incorporated trustee may apply on behalf of a trust);
- a Commonwealth, state or territory government agency or body (including government business enterprises);
- a university, technical college, school or hospital; and
- a Regional Development Australia Committee.
There are two streams of funding available under the programme:
Community Investments Stream
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. Applications for the Community Investments Stream opened on 18 January 2017 and closes on 31 March 2017.
Infrastructure Projects Stream
The Infrastructure Projects Stream provides funding for 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 Infrastructure Projects Stream opened on 18 January 2017 and closes on 28 February 2017.
This BBRF presentation -(PDF - 927.44kb) is a summary of information about the BBRF. If you are considering applying for the programme, please read the programme guidelines before submitting your application.
The Australian Government has established a number of programmes which are funded under the Infrastructure Investment Programme as well as the Grants Programmes for regions to support needed infrastructure that promotes stable, secure and viable local and regional economies.
This website helps you find funding available under a variety of grant programs for individuals, businesses and communities to help you to develop solutions to local and national problems, fund ideas and initiatives or provide assistance in times of hardship.
Department of Local Government and Regional Development Grants Directory
The Grants Directory is a compilation of grants available to communities and local governments in regional and metropolitan Western Australia. The Directory contains programs provided by the Western Australian Government as well as private sector organisations.
Philanthropy Australia is the national peak body for philanthropy and is a not-for-profit membership organisation. Their Members are trusts and foundations, families and individuals who want to make a difference through their own philanthropy and to encourage others to become philanthropists.
Funding opportunities can be sourced online through the following link