Building Better Regions Fund Community Investments Stream

At a glance

The Round 4 of 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 drought-affacted communities.

  • Grants of between $5,000 and $1 million are available. However, given the nature of eligible projects we expect most grants will be under $100,000.
  • For most projects grant funding will be up to either 50% or 75% of your eligible project costs. Your location will determine the percentage of grant funding you can receive.

  • You may apply for a partial or full exemption to your cash contribution if you can demonstrate that you are experiencing exceptional circumstances.

  • For small projects with a total grant amount of equal to or less than $20,000, grant funding will be up to 100 per cent of eligible project costs.

  • Your project will need to deliver economic and social benefits to a regional or remote community

Who can apply?

To be eligible you must have an Australian business number (ABN).

You must be one of the following:

  • an incorporated not-for-profit organisation
  • an Australian local government agency or body as defined in the glossary of the grant opportunity guidelines
  • non-distributing co-operative.

Applications can only be accepted where:

  • your project is taking place in a drought-affected location in Australia, as outlined under 2.1.1 of the grant opportunity guidelines
  • your project is located in Australia and in an eligible location unless you can clearly demonstrate the significant benefits and employment outcomes, that flow directly into an eligible area
  • you can provide evidence of how you will provide your share of project costs if applicable

Other criteria apply.

Deadline to apply

Applications for Round 4 close on 19 December 2019. 

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.