BBRF Grant Workshops: Funding available to support home-grown tourism

BBRF Grant Workshops: Funding available to support home-grown tourism

RDA Gold Coast is hosting a grant workshop for the upcoming Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF) Round 5, open to community groups and not-for-profit organisations. Registrations are essential, as numbers are limited at each venue:

Monday 30 November | REGISTER

9am to 12 noon
Rydges Gold Coast Airport, Lot 5 Terminal Drive, Bilinga

About BBRF

BBRF supports the Australian Government’s commitment to creating jobs, driving economic growth and building stronger regional communities into the future. In Round 5, funding will be available for projects to encourage more Australians to travel and experience a home-grown holiday, boosting the COVID-19 affected tourism industry.

BBRF Round 5 will be delivered with Infrastructure Project and Community Investment streams. Grant opportunity guidelines will be made available soon, consistent with the existing BBRF framework, to assist potential applicants. The opening date for applications is yet to be announced by the Federal Government.

The BBRF information portal can be accessed at Previous guidelines and other supporting material are available here.

About the workshop

In the grant workshop, RDA Gold Coast will share important information and handy tips on how to get your application ready, including:

  • Application criteria, guidelines and key elements of applying for funding
  • Guidance on developing a strong application
  • The role of data in grant applications
  • Using Gold Coast data tools for your application
  • Tips on improving your chances of success
  • Q&A session.

About the presenters

The workshop will be facilitated by Karen Phillips. Karen, the 2018 Gold Coast Citizen of the Year, is one of Australia’s most sought-after strategists in brand management, client communications and team improvement. She has worked for some of the world’s leading brands across a diverse range of industries and has led successful grant workshops in the past. Karen is also the founder of the Australian Institute of Women and the Women in Business Awards of Australia.

There will also be a presentation by Ryan James from .id. Ryan works with more than 140 local councils and regional bodies to help them build stories about their places, and to bring an evidence base to their planning and strategic activities using demographic and economic data. He advises strategic planners, community and social planners, economic development teams, and senior management groups as they to respond to the changing nature of their places.

If you’re applying for funding, .id can share their proven framework for writing strong funding applications and will provide a number of resources to help you create a more compelling grant application.

Karen Phillips Ryan James

For further information on the workshops, email