Grants and Programs

 

Click here for a list of grants that are currently open and known to RDA

 

Building Better Regions Fund

National Stronger Regions Fund

Regional Development Australia Fund

Australian Government Grants and Programs

Queensland Government Grants and Programs

Other Grants and Programs

Guides to Applying for Grants


Building Better Regions Fund

 

Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF) Round 2 

NOW OPEN AND CLOSES ON 19 DECEMBER, 2017

 

Building Better Regions Fund is comprised of 2 streams; Infrastructure Projects Stream and Community Investments Stream. 

 

For more information about the BBRF, visit www.business.gov.au/bbrf.

For a presentation pack summary of BBRF Round 2, see BBRF Round 2 Presentation and AEC Group Criteria Presentation

For assessment template guide, see Building our Regions Benefits Assessment Guide

For further statistical information, see Regional Profile page.

 

BBRF Round 1

 

Round 1 received almost 900 applications and 247 were approved across Australia.

RDA would like to congratulate the successful applicants for their hard work in putting together competitive applications.

11 successful projects in our region will create much needed short and long term jobs where unemployment rates are very high, particularly youth unemployment.

Three projects in our RDA region secured a total of $14,242,507 in funding under the Infrastructure Projects Stream, these being;

  • Flinders Shire Council: $4,109,075 for construction of the Hughenden Recreational Lake
  • Palm Island Aboriginal Shire Council: $9,994 432 for construction of Bwgcolman Retail and Business Precinct Stage 2
  • Richmond Early Education Centre Inc: $139,000 for installation of a new safe and functional children’s playground and outdoor facilities

 

Under the Community Investments Stream, eight projects in our region secured a total of $424,874 in funding. These include;

  • Burdekin Tourism Strategy: $15,000 for the development of a tourism strategy that will outline the strategic direction for Burdekin Shire Council
  • North West Queensland Quarry Management Strategy: $50,400 for collaborative procurement by the North West Queensland Roads and Regional Transport Group of nine LGAs to develop a co-ordinated management strategy for quarry and gravel pits
  • Burke Shire Economic Development Strategy: $20,000 for the development of a community-consulted economic development strategy
  • Strategic Business Plan for the Mutton Hole Conservation Park: $24,474 to undertake community and key stakeholder consultation and develop a Strategic Management Plan to identify culturally and environmentally sensitive tourism opportunities
  • BeefUp Karumba: $30,000 for a two day beef industry forum, trade show and networking activities with a focus on workplace health and safety, planning and markets
  • Gulf Savannah Regional Waste Strategy: $20,000 to develop a regional waste strategy for Carpentaria, Burke and Doomadgee
  • Mount Isa Rodeo Hall of Fame: $130,000 to collect, preserve and share Mount Isa’s Rodeo’s unique history through a multimedia gallery
  • Palm Island Didge Fest: $135,000 for the delivery of Palm Island Didge Fest, a music and cultural festival

 

 

We look forward to providing updates on these projects as they proceed.

 

 

National Stronger Regions Fund

The Australian Government allocated $1 billion to the National Stronger Regions Fund (NSRF) to support investment in priority economic and infrastructure areas – from freight and transport projects to convention centres and major multipurpose sports facilities. The Fund is investing in crucial infrastructure projects that are being conceived by local communities – and this approach is helping Australia’s regions invest in their own future. The following projects were funded in our region:

 

Round 1 Successful Project

  • Burke Shire Council was successful in recieving a grant of $160,000 for the Construction of a Pontoon Wharf in Burketown.
  • Charters Towers Regional Council was successful in recieving a grant of $8.6 million for the Upgrade to water infrastructure for Charter Towers.
  • Mount Isa City Council was successful in recieving a grant of $2.5 million for the Upgrade of Stage 2A Sewer Augmentation at Mount Isa.

 

Round 2 Successful Project

  • Burke Shire Council was successful in recieving a grant of $2.2 million for the Doomadgee to Burketown Fibre Link Project.
  • Palm Island Aboriginal Council was successful in recieving a grant of $967,908 for the Sewer and Water Infrastructure Upgrade.
  • The Corporation of the Diocesan Synod of North Queensland was successful in recieving a grant of $2.2 million for the Redevelopment of St Mark's, Townsville.
  • The Good Shepherd Limited was successful in recieving a grant of $942,888 for the Redevelopment - The Good Shepherd Home Townsville.

 

Round 3 Successful Project

  • Burke Shire Council was successful in recieving a grant of $994,619 for the Upgrade to Burketown Wharf Precinct Project.

 

Regional Development Australia Fund

The Australian Government allocated almost $1 billion to the Regional Development Australia Fund (RDAF) to support the infrastructure needs and economic growth of Australia's regions. The national program was designed to leverage Commonweatlh, State, Local, private and not-for-profit sector investments for the long-term benefit of our communities. The following projects were funded in our region:

Round 1 Successful Project

Townsville City Council was successful in recieving a grant of $4.8 million for the Magnetic Island Walkway Project - Nelly Bay to Arcadia. Gabul Way was opened on 3rd March 2013 by the Hon Simon Crean. The total cost of the project was $5.3 million.

Round 2 Successful Project

Act for Kids was successful in receiving a grant of $3.4 million for their Child and Family Centre of Excellence in Townsville. The $4.6 million development was opened on 26 May 2014.

Round 2 Successful Projects

The Hinchinbrook Community Support Centre was successful in receiving a grant of $500,000 for the acquition and refurbishment of expanded flood-free premises in Ingham. The "Hub" was officially opended on 1 August 2014. The total cost of the project was $800,000.

The Palm Island Aboriginal Shire Council was successful in receiving a grant of $500,000 for the upgrade of the Palm Island ferry pontoon. The pontoon was opened on 16 July 2014. The total cost of the tourism infrastructure was $1.512 million.

Round 4 Successful Project

Tec-NQ was successful in receiving a grant of $2 million for the redevlopment of accommodation facilities in Townsville for out-of-town students to study at the College. The facility opened on 8 December 2015. The total cost of the project was $4.019 million.

Further information is available at www.regional.gov.au/regional/programs/rdaf.

 

Australian Government Grants and Programs

Grants & Assistance Finder 
This website helps you locate the grants and assistance programs most relevant to your business for free. Grants and other funding programs are available from the Australian, state and territory governments, and in some cases from local councils. You can search for grants in many categories, including innovation, employment and environment.

Financial Assistance Grants to Local Government 

 

Queensland Government Grants and Programs

https://www.qld.gov.au/community/community-organisations-volunteering/funding-grants-resources/

Community Benefit Funding Programs 

Tourism & Events Queensland Tourism Assistance Database

 

Other Grants and Programs

Energy Consumers Australia

Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal 

Grant Guru Community

Funding Centre (An enterprise of Our Community) 

Philanthropy Australia 

Smarty Grants 

 

Guides to Applying for Grants

RDANWQ Grants Checklist and Tips for Success

Grants in Australia: Management and accountability made easy for not-for-profit organisations, CPA Australia, 2012

Grants for Tourism Guide, Tourism Queensland

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