Building Better Regions Fund
information sessions to be held in Grey
Information sessions are being run in Port Lincoln and Port Augusta to assist organisations in applying for Building Better Regions Funding.
The Building Better Regions Fund provides specific funding for investment ready projects in regional, rural and remote Australia.
Funding will be available across two streams – infrastructure projects and community investments.
The information sessions will assist community groups and local councils in applying for funding under the fund which is open now.
Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey said the fund is dedicated purely as an investment in opportunities across rural, regional and remote Australia.
“The Coalition Government’s Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF) is designed to invest in projects that will strengthen regional communities and help provide great facilities and opportunities for the future,” Mr Ramsey said.
“The BBRF will give communities the opportunity to think outside the square and show us the types of investments they believe will strengthen their local community and create jobs.
“Flexible, creative thinking can be a winning formula to receive funding, providing clear objectives are mapped out that show benefits for the region.”
Mr Ramsey said applications will be assessed in three categories depending on the size of the project – so small community projects are not competing against huge projects worth tens of millions.
“Information sessions will be held at Port Lincoln on January 24 at the Hilton Motel between 10am- 11.30am and in Port Augusta on January 25 at the Business Centre between 2pm-3.30 to allow applicants the opportunity to find out more about the Building Better Regions Fund,” he said.
Applications will close on Tuesday 28 February 2017 for the Infrastructure Projects Stream and Friday 31 March 2017 for the Community Investments Stream.
At the information sessions attendees will find out about:
· how the regional investment program can support regional, remote and very remote communities through locally initiated infrastructure, events and capacity building activities
· the Building Better Regions Fund – the grant funding available and how to apply
opportunities to connect with other local people and organisations from regional, remote and very remote communities interested in harnessing the potential of Australia’s regions.
To register for an information session or to find out more visit www.business.gov.au/bbrf
Media Contact Leonie Lloyd-Smith 08 8633 1744