Free information sessions: National Stronger Regions Fund

Regional Development Australia (RDA) Sunshine Coast is hosting free information sessions next week to outline details of the National Stronger Regions Fund which targets regional projects that deliver priority economic development and small scale community infrastructure.

Round One of the Fund is now open and provides local community projects with between $20,000 and $10 million, covering up to 50 per cent of project costs.

RDA Sunshine Coast Chair Prof Max Standage said the Fund provided opportunities for local communities to identify key projects, ranging from transport projects to the development of sports and community facilities.

“We encourage business and community groups to attend next week’s information sessions to find out about the types of project proposals sought, the application process, and partnership opportunities.”

The free information sessions will be held on:

Monday, 20 October

10.30am – 12.00pm

Lake Kawana Community Centre


Wednesday, 22 October

11:00am – 12:00pm

Noosa Council Building, Tewantin


Thursday, 23 October 

3:30pm – 5:00pm

Montville Village Hall



The National Stronger Regions Fund is an initiative to boost social and economic development in Australia’s regions by funding priority infrastructure projects in local communities. The Australian Government has committed $1 billion to the fund over five years starting from 2015-16.

Applications for Round One close on 28 November.

Download the Guidelines for the National Stronger Regions Fund.

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