Round One of the Building Better Regions Fund is now open for applications

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Number: A3/2017

Date: 24 January 2017

Relevant: Christmas Island and Cocos (Keeling) Islands

Topic: Round One of the Building Better Regions Fund is now open for applications

As advised last year in Community Bulletin A32/2016 (see attachment), Senator the Hon Fiona Nash, Minister for Regional Development, has confirmed that round one of the new Building Better Regions Fund is now open for applications.

The Building Better Regions Fund allocates grants for infrastructure and community investment projects in rural, regional and remote Australia.  Eligible not for profit organisations and local governing bodies from the Indian Ocean Territories can apply for grants under the Building Better Regions Fund. 

Background information on applying to the Building Better Regions Fund can be found in the attached community bulletin and at https://www.business.gov.au/assistance/building-better-regions-fund

There are two streams under the Building Better Regions Fund.  Applications will close on Tuesday, 28 February, 2017 for the Infrastructure Projects Stream and Friday, 31 March, 2017 for the Community Investments Stream.

Barry Haase
Administrator
Indian Ocean Territories