Funding/Grant Opportunities

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 -Round Two - OPEN

Regional Development Australia (RDA) Pilbara is pleased to announce that Round Two of the Australian Government’s 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 funds the following community activities, new or expanded local events, strategic regional plans, and leadership and capability strengthening activities These projects will deliver economic and social benefits to regional and remote communities. Infrastructure activities are not eligible for the Community Investments Stream.

Infrastructure Projects Stream

The Infrastructure Projects Stream supports 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.

Submissions to Round Two close on 19 December 2017. For more information on the Fund, or to submit an application, visit

Grant Opportunities

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

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

Funding opportunities can be sourced online through the following link


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