Applications are now closed for funding under Round Three of this programme. Announcement of successful applications is expected in July 2016.
About the Programme
This programme commenced in 2015 and provides funding of $1 billion over 5 years to fund priority infrastructure in regional and disadvantaged communities.
Grants must be between $20,000 and $10 million.
Local government and incorporated not-for-profit organisations are eligible to apply.
Grant funding must be matched in cash on at least a dollar for dollar basis. For Round Three, applicants classified as remote and very remote must contribute at least one dollar for every three dollars of NSRF funding sought.
All partner funding must be confirmed.
NSRF funding will be provided for capital projects which involve the construction of new infrastructure, or the upgrade or an extension of existing infrastructure.
The project must deliver an economic benefit to the region beyond the period of construction. Projects should support disadvantaged regions or areas of disadvantage within a region.
The NSRF funded component of the project must be completed on or before 31 December 2019.
Round Three is now closed
Round Three NSRF Programme Guidelines [PDF: 1086 KB] – applies to projects approved and funded under Round Three only.