Funding opportunities for Riverina communities

A major focus of RDA-Riverina is to promote government grants and funding initiatives. The following information provides an overview of funding opportunities which may be relevant to your business, group or organisation.

RDA-Riverina is available to assist organisations review their project ideas and identify possible funding sources or options. RDA-Riverina has developed two grant writing resources for organisations or individuals seeking grant funds and offers grant writing workshops throughout the year. Keep an eye on the  Upcoming Events page to see what’s available in your area and Funding Resources page for useful information.

Building Better Regions Fund

Building Better Regions Fund

 The $297.7 million Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF) supports the Australian Government’s commitment to create jobs, drive economic growth and build stronger regional communities into the future.


There are two streams of funding available under the program:

1.      The Infrastructure Projects Stream will invest in projects that involve the construction of new infrastructure, or the upgrade or extension of existing infrastructure that provides economic and social benefits to regional and remote areas.

2.      The Community Investments Stream will invest in local events and activities, strategic regional plans and leadership and capability building activities that provide economic and social benefits to regional and remote communities.

•         The BBRF will only invest in projects located outside of major capital cities (projects in Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide and Brisbane will not be eligible for BBRF).

•         BBRF guidelines have been released, applications can be lodged online from 18 January 2017.

1.      The Infrastructure Projects Stream applications close – 28 February 2017

2.      The Community Investments Stream applications close – 31 March 2017



•         Public document A – BBRF ‘Am I Ready To Apply’ applicant help document

•         Public document B – BBRF guidelines Community Investment Stream

•         Public document C – factsheet Community Investment Stream

•         Public document D – factsheet Infrastructure Projects Stream

•         Public document E – BBRF guidelines Infrastructure Projects Stream



•         If community groups/councils have general questions or would like copies of information materials they should visit