Australian Government’s Building Better Regions Fund: Community Investments Stream

The Australian Government is seeking applications for the 3rd round of its program entitled Building Better Regions Fund Community Investments Stream- that will fund 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.

The Building Better Regions Fund (the program) runs over 5 years from 2017-18 to 2021-22.


The objectives of the program are to:

drive economic growth

build stronger regional communities into the future.


Program Outcomes

The intended outcomes of the program are to:

create jobs

have a positive impact on economic activity, including Indigenous economic participation through employment and supplier-use outcomes

enhance community facilities

enhance leadership capacity

encourage community cohesion and sense of identity.


Grant Information

The minimum grant amount is $5,000.

The maximum grant amount is $10 million.

However, given the nature of eligible projects, we expect most grants will be under $100,000.


Eligible Projects

To be eligible:

The project must include eligible activities and eligible expenditure

The majority of project expenditure must be eligible

The project must not have commenced.


Eligible Activities

Eligible activities must directly relate to the project and must be one of the following:

local events and workshops

strategic planning

regional leadership and capability


Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible applicants must:

have an Australian Business Number (ABN) and

be one of the following incorporated entities:

an incorporated not for profit organization. As a not for profit organization applicants must demonstrate their not for profit status through one of the following:

Current Australian Charities and Not for profits Commission’s (ACNC) Registration

State or territory incorporated association status

Constitutional documents and/or Articles of Association that demonstrate the not for profit character of the organization

an Australian local government agency or body

non-distributing co-operatives


How to Apply

Applicants can apply online via given website.

Deadline: 15 November 2018

For more information, please visit Community Investments Stream.

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