Applicants have until March 15 to submit applications for funding under Round Three of the National Stronger Regions Fund (NSRF), which funds priority infrastructure projects in regional Australian communities.
The third round of applications opened in mid-January this year and is open to submissions from local governments and incorporated not-for-profit organisations.
“I encourage applicants with projects demonstrating strong long-term economic benefits and the potential to tackle local disadvantage to submit their application as soon as possible to avoid missing out,” said Minister for Regional Development Fiona Nash in a statement.
She said the NSRF will provide $1 billion over five years for capital projects involving the construction of new infrastructure or the upgrade or extension of existing facilities.
“Through the first two rounds, the Australian Government has already provided $505 million in crucial funding towards 162 projects across the country.
“Grants must be between $20,000 and $10 million and grant funding must be matched in cash on at least a dollar-for-dollar basis except for those applicants in remote and very remote locations.
“For Round Three, remote and very remote applicants need to contribute at least one dollar for every three dollars of NSRF funding sought.”
More information on the programme is available at: infrastructure.gov.au/nsrf.