RDA assists with grants

Attendees at a previous RDA workshop in Mount Isa.

Attendees at a previous RDA workshop in Mount Isa.

Local businesses, councils and not-for-profit organisations can learn how to prepare stronger grant applications through workshops being held by Regional Development Australia.

RDA is holding free regional workshops, in partnership with local, state and federal governments, to provide updates on grants and programs and advice on developing strong applications for the Building Better Regions Fund.

RDA Chief Executive Officer Glenys Schuntner said the Australian Government’s Building Better Regions Fund is just for rural, regional and remote communities.

“The program provides funding for both infrastructure projects and community investment that will create jobs, drive economic growth and build stronger regional communities,” Ms Schuntner said.

“With applications opening next week it’s important councils and organisations review their relevant projects and start to prepare their applications.”

The program provides funding for both infrastructure projects and community investment. - Glenys Schuntner

Applications close for the Infrastructure Projects Stream on February 28 and the Community Investments Stream on March 31.

The workshops will also include information on Australian and Queensland Government grants and programs administered by AusIndustry and their partner Townsville Business Development Centre and the Department of State Development.

The free RDA workshops in January will be held in the following regions; Charters Towers January 16, Hughenden and Richmond January 17, Julia Creek and Cloncurry January 18, Mount Isa January 19 and Normanton January 30.

Free tickets can be booked online through Townsville Tickets and Mount Isa Tickets.

RDA will also be holding Building Better Regions Fund workshops in other regions over the coming weeks, including; Townsville, Mornington, Burketown and Ayr.

For more information on the RDA workshops go to: www.rdanwq.org.au

Building Better Regions Fund guidelines are available at: www.business.gov.au/assistance/building-better-regions-fund

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