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.

Regional Growth Fund

On 2 March 2018 the Hon Dr John McVeigh MP, Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government, announced the opening for Initial Applications to the $272.2 million Regional Growth Fund.

The Regional Growth Fund will provide grants of $10 million or more for major transformational projects which support long-term economic growth and create jobs in regions undergoing structural adjustment.

Selection of projects will be undertaken in two stages. Stage One requires submission of an Initial Application for competitive assessment. Stage Two is for the submission of a Full Business Case. Only successful applications to the Initial Application will be invited to submit a Full Business Case.

Initial Applications are now open and will close at 5pm AEST on 27 April 2018.

You should familiarise yourself with the Key Documents prior to commencing your Initial Application and you are encouraged to seek the support of your Regional Development Australia (RDA) Committee for your project. 

For further assistance with the Initial Application Form, please contact the RGF HelpDesk at 1800 044 938 or at

For more information relating to the fund criteria and guidelines please go to:


Building Better Regions Fund 

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.

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.


Other 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.

The Funding Centre

The Funding Centre is the best place to go to get information on grants and fundraising in Australia.

The website and associated tools and newsletters are an initiative of Our Community, a world-leading social enterprise that provides advice, tools and training for Australia’s 600,000 community groups, as well as services for business, government and the general public.



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