Funding rounds for Royalties for Regions schemes – NOW OPEN

The Funding Rounds for 2016 Regional Grant Scheme and the Community Chest Fund are now open for submission.

Regional Grants Scheme (RGS):

• Applicants can apply for funding between $50,001 and $300,000.
• Apply for grants through this program if you have a larger-scale project that will help attract investment, increase job opportunities or improve quality of life.

The Regional Grants Scheme provides grants for infrastructure projects, project development activities, non-capital projects such as community development activities, establishment of new services and increasing access to information. Grant funding is also available to assist with costs associated with headworks undertaken by essential service providers to connect businesses to water, electricity, gas, telecommunications, drainage and sewerage.

The Regional Grants Scheme is targeted at providing financial assistance to regionally based organisations. Eligible applicants may include local governments, voluntary organisations, educational institutions (e.g. universities, Parent and Citizens Associations), philanthropic foundations and community organisations. All voluntary and community groups applying for funding must be incorporated or have equivalent status. Organisations outside the region can apply, but will need to demonstrate significant, sustainable regional benefits and a commitment to local decision-making and planning. The Regional Grants Scheme is not intended to provide support to individuals or individual businesses. Preference will be given to projects that can demonstrate that a grant from this Regional Grants Scheme will leverage funds from other sources.

  • The Regional Grant Scheme will close at 4pm on Thursday 17 March 2016

Community Chest Fund (CCF)

• Applicants can apply for funding up to and including $50,000.
• Apply for grants through this program if you have a smaller-scale, local projects that will help attract investment, increase job opportunities or improve quality of life.
The Community Chest Fund provides grants for smaller community projects including but not limited to community enhancements and project planning.

The Community Chest Fund is targeted at providing financial assistance to regionally based organisations. Eligible applicants may include local governments, voluntary organisations, business groups, educational institutions (e.g. universities, Parent and Citizens Associations), philanthropic foundations and community organisations. All voluntary and community groups applying for funding must be incorporated or have equivalent status. Organisations outside the region can apply, but will need to demonstrate significant, sustainable regional benefits and a commitment to local decision-making and planning. The Community Chest Fund is not intended to provide support to individuals or individual businesses. Preference will be given to projects that can demonstrate that a grant from the Community Chest Fund will leverage funds from other sources.

  • The Community Chest Fund will close at 4pm on Thursday 10 March 2016

Workshops will be held throughout the South West to assist people with their applications.

Click here for more info including application forms and guidelines.