BUILDING THE BURNETT: Round four of the Building Better Regions Fund is open now. Photo: File
BUILDING THE BURNETT: Round four of the Building Better Regions Fund is open now. Photo: File

GRANT OPPORTUNITY: Can you help build our region?

THE Federal Government has announced a fourth round of its Building Better Regions Fund, with $200 million available.

This round is restricted to regions that are drought-affected.

“This round is dedicated to unlocking the economic potential of rural, remote and regional Australia which has been drought affected and I encourage all eligible organisations with a project ready to commence, to apply for the fourth round of funding,” Flynn MP Ken O’Dowd said.

Incorporated not-for-profits, local governments and non-distributing co-operatives are all eligible for funding.

Between $5000 – $1 million can be claimed for new or expanded local events, strategic regional plans, or leadership and capability strengthening activities that provide economic and social benefits to regional and remote areas; or between $20,000 – $10 million for the construction of new or extension of existing infrastructure.

Between 50 – 75 per cent of eligible costs can be covered, or 100 per cent if below $20,000.

The first three rounds of BBRF were highly competitive with more than 2,600 applications received and 832 projects funded, totalling just over $643 million.

The Burnett Catchment Care Association is a past recipient of BBRF funding for its Monto Agricultural Strategy ($95,780) and Inland Burnett SMART Audit and Strategic Gap Analysis ($99,547).

The Burnett Inland Economic Development Organisation also received funding for its North Burnett Community Leader Workshop Series ($18,500).

Applications close on December 19.

Click here to apply and for more information on eligibility.


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