RDA Fund Round 2 – Sunshine Coast Information Session

An information session outlining key changes to Round Two of the Regional Development Australia Fund (RDAF) grant program will be held on Friday, 18 November for interested community groups.

Chair of Regional Development Australia (RDA) Sunshine Coast Professor Max Standage said the aim of the workshop was to give potential applicants a better understanding of the grant application process.

Launched earlier this month, Round Two of the RDAF provides a further $200 million to support priority projects in regional Australia. It supports regional development initiatives through councils and not-for-profit organizations and provides up to $15 million of funding per project.

“Interested groups are invited to attend the information session to learn more about these changes and how to best prepare their Expression of Interest (EOIs) for the grant,” said Professor Standage.

As a result of changes to Round Two, RDA committees will review EOIs from potential applicants and select three viable priority projects from their region to progress to full application.

Prof Standage said local applications would be guided by community needs as identified in the Sunshine Coast Regional Roadmap.

“The RDA Sunshine Coast committee will take into account the capacity of the project to address regional needs, its impact on the region and readiness to proceed,” he said.

“The RDA Fund provides a much needed financial boost to regions such as ours, and RDA Sunshine Coast is uniquely placed to review viable projects that align with our regional priorities and plans.”

More information including the Round Two Guidelines, key dates and full details on the EOI process can be found at www.regional.gov.au.

The RDAF is worth almost $1 billion over five years (some of which is subject to the passage of the Minerals Resource Rent Tax) and is designed to boost economic and community development as part of the Federal Government’s commitment to regional Australia.

The information session will be held at the Sunshine Coast TAFE Mooloolaba Campus on Friday 18 November 2011 from 3pm-4pm.

The RDAF is worth almost $1 billion over five years (some of which is subject to the passage of the Minerals Resource Rent Tax) and is designed to boost economic and community development as part of the Australian Government’s commitment to regional Australia.

More information including the Round Two Guidelines, key dates and full details on the EOI process can be found at www.regional.gov.au. Applicants can ask questions relating to the application and assessment process by emailing rdaf@regional.gov.au.

To register for the RDAF Round 2 information session being held at the Sunshine Coast TAFE, 34 Lady Musgrave Drive, Mountain Creek at 3PM please go CLICK HERE

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