Building Better Regions Fund Community Investments Stream

At a glance

The Community Investments Stream for the Building Better Regions Fund will support 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.

  • The minimum grant amount is $5,000.
  • The maximum grant amount is $10 million. However, given the nature of eligible projects we expect most grants will be under $100,000.
  • The grant amount will usually be 50% of eligible project costs. In some circumstances the grant may be up to 100%.
  • For small projects with a total project value of less than $20,000, grant funding will be up to 100% of eligible project costs.
  • You may apply for a partial or full exemption to your cash contribution if you can demonstrate that you are experiencing exceptional circumstances.

These projects will deliver economic and social benefits to regional and remote communities.

Who can apply?

At a minimum, you must:

  • Have an Australian Business Number (ABN) 
  • Be one of the following incorporated entities:
    • an incorporated not-for-profit organisation
    • an Australian local government agency or body as defined in appendix A of the grant opportunity guidelines
    • non-distributing co-operative.

Other eligibility requirements apply.

Deadline to apply

Applications for Round 3 closed on 15 November 2018. 

Role of RDA Gold Coast

 RDA Gold Coast can help project proponents with introductions to potential project partners, regional intelligence and liaison with government. We will also provide letters of support for projects with strong economic or social benefits for the Gold Coast region.

For enquiries contact Estella Rodighiero on 0411 558 834 or


Get the full details

Click below for full details on the BBRF Community Investments Stream.

Letter of Support

RDA Gold Coast will provide a letter of support for projects that will help grow a strong and confident Gold Coast economy, create local jobs or provide social benefits for the region.

Click below to submit a request for a letter of support, and we will be in contact to discuss your project.