GRANTS & FUNDING

Building Better Regions Fund

 

Round Six

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development the Hon Barnaby Joyce MP has announced that guidelines for Round 6 of the Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF) are available, meaning prospective applicants can now begin preparing their project applications for assessment.

Applications opened on Monday 13 December 2021 and will close at 2pm WST Thursday, 10 February, 2022.

Community Investments Stream - Grants of $5,000 to $1 million to cover 50% or more of eligible project costs and supports new or expanded local events, strategic regional plans or leadership and capability strengthening activities that provide economic and social benefits to regional and remote areas.

Infrastructure Project Stream - Grants of $20,000 to $10 million to cover 50% or more of eligible project costs and supports investment ready projects that provide economic and social benefits for regional and remote areas.

To be eligible, applicants must be an incorporated not-for-profit, local government agency or body, or non-distributing co-operative. The Australian Government has provided $250 million in the 2021-22 Budget towards Round 6 of the BBRF.

Applicants are encouraged to engage with their local RDA offices prior to preparing applications. For support and information, please contact RDA Great Southern's Acting Director of Regional Development, Vicki Brown at director@rdagreatsouthern.com.au

 

Round One

The successful applications for the Infrastructure Project Stream was announced on 4 August 2017. The full list of Infrastructure Project Stream applications is available to download.

 

Successful projects from the Community Investments Stream was announced on 22 September 2017. The list of successful Community Investments Stream funding offers is now available.

 

Round Two

The successful applications for the Infrastructure Project Stream were announced on 9 July 2018 and a full list can be downloaded Here.

 

The Community Investments Stream was announced on 4 July 2018 and a list of successful applicants can be viewed Here.

 

Round Three

The successful BBRF Round Three Infrastructure Project Stream and Community Investments Stream projects were announced on 10 March 2019 and are available to be viewed Here.

 

Round Four

The successful applications for BBRF Round 4 was announced on 5 June 2020. The full list of successful Infrastructure Project Stream applications is available to download.

The list of successful Community Investments Stream funding offers is now available.

Round Five

The successful applications for BBRF Round 5 was announced on 8 October 2021. The full list of successful Infrastructure Project Stream applications is available to download.

The list of successful Community Investments Stream funding offers is now available.

 

Developing Funding ProposalsDeveloping Funding Proposals - A Guidance Manual for Practitioners

 

The WA RDA Network engaged AEC Group Pty Ltd to develop a Guidance Manual to support the BBRF program.  An updated version to assist the BBRF Round Six applicant can be downloaded HERE

 

You are encouraged to seek the support of your RDA Committee for your project.  Your RDA Committee can:

 

  • assist you to identify and develop a strong project proposal that will contribute to long term economic growth and is a priority within your region; and
  • work with you to prepare a competitive application, supporting documents and evidence.