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$297 MILLION is up for GRABS in Rural & Regional Australia

$297 MILLION is up for GRABS in Rural & Regional Australia

The Federal Government has announced the allocation of $297 million to be spent in Rural & Regional areas ONLY, to support infrastructure and strengthening communities through the Building Better Regions grant Fund,” said Ann Sudmalis, Federal Member for Gilmore.

“Past funding rounds have delivered some great projects for community and not-for-profit groups in Gilmore, so we are excited to have a new round to help groups again,” said Ann Sudmalis.

“The new funding is all about the Government recognising the huge potential for economic growth in areas like our region, and investing in partnership with local established groups to build confidence and stronger communities into the future,” added Ann Sudmalis

There are two streams of funding grants available:

- Infrastructure Projects Stream invests in building new, upgrading or extending existing infrastructure projects.

- Community Investments Stream invests in strategic regional plans; local events/activities; and leadership initiatives.

“Both streams will create jobs, provide economic and social benefits to communities, but more importantly, the funding will be directed to projects outside of major capital cities, with similar size projects completing against each other. Funding amounts start at $20,000 up to a maximum of $10 million”.

“The Government is looking for investment-ready infrastructure projects and community activities, ready for commencement that builds strong sustainable regional communities for our children and grandchildren” said Mrs Sudmalis.

As your local Member, I strongly encourage you to apply if you have an investment-ready project, however, different guidelines apply to each stream, so please check the guidelines before submitting any application”, Mrs Sudmalis said.

Applications can be lodged from January 18, with closing dates Infrastructure Projects Stream, February 28 and Community Investments Stream March 3, 2017.

This is a great programme that will deliver enormous benefits for Gilmore’s communities.

Further information and guidelines can be located on my website at, or contact my office on 02 4423 1782 Media Release

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