Regional Growth Fund Open for Applications
The Hon Dr John McVeigh MP, Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government, recently announced the opening for Initial Applications to the $272.2 million 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.
Projects must be located in Australia and in an eligible area or, if your project is located in an excluded area, you must clearly demonstrate how economic benefits flow directly into an eligible area. A mapping tool is available to assist applicants determine the project or benefit location.
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.
Initial Applications will close at 5pm AEST on 27 April 2018
You are encouraged to seek the support of your Regional Development Australia (RDA) Committee for your project. For contact information on your local RDA see https://rda.gov.au/my-rda/. Alternatively you can email the Department on firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on our RDA hotline 1800 505 938.
For Program Guidelines, merit criteria, FAQs and further information visit http://regional.gov.au/regional/programs/regional-growth-fund.aspx