BUILDING BETTER REGIONS FUND ROUND 6
The Australian Government's $1.04 billion Building Better Regions Fund provides grants for projects which will create jobs, drive economic growth and build stronger regional communities into the future.
The Australian Government announced $250 million in the 2021-22 Budget towards a sixth round of the BBRF.
The Round Six Grant Opportunity Guidelines consistent with the existing BBRF framework will be made available on the Business Grants Hub website when finalised, along with other supporting documents, to assist potential applicants.
It is expected that Round Six of the BBRF will open at the end of 2021.
BBRF - Round Five
The successful applicants of Round 5 of the Building Better Regions Fund have now been announced.
Recipients of grants under the Infrastructure Projects Stream can be viewed here.
Recipients of grants under the Community Investments Stream can be viewed here.
The Community Investments Stream will fund new or expanded local events, strategic regional plans, or leadership and capability strengthening activities.
BUILDING RESILIENT REGIONAL LEADERS INITIATIVE (PILOT) PROGRAM
The Building Resilient Regional Leaders Initiative (Pilot) provides organisations with up to $5 million to support current and emerging regional leaders to further develop their leadership and resilience skills, enabling them to become strong local voices who can help sustain regional Australia’s recovery from COVID-19, bushfires and other crises, and contribute to their region’s long-term resilience.
Grants will be from $250,000 to $5 million. The grant amount will be up to 100% of eligible project costs.
EXPORT FINANCE AUSTRALIA
Export Finance Australia is the Australian Government's export credit agency.
If your business needs finance to support your export transactions, and your bank is unable to help, a Government-backed Small Business Export Loan could provide you with the necessary funds to satisfy your cashflow needs.
Your business must have a turnover of between $250K and $10 million and have been trading for at least 2 years.
ADVANCED MANUFACTURING GROWTH CENTRE
The Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre (AMGC) is an Industry Growth Centre funded by the Australian Government to transform Australian manufacturing to be more globally competitive and generate the demand for jobs.
Initiatives administered by the AMGC include the AMGC Core Projects Fund, supporting projects to commercialise innovation, and the Advanced Manufacturing Early Stage Research Fund, which is intended to benefit smaller firms and early stage research. The AMGC also operates the Manufacturing Academy which provides free education, guidance and leadership for Australian manufacturers.