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National Stronger Regions Fund (NSRF)

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.

Previous Rounds

Round Three is now closed

  • Round Three NSRF Programme Guidelines [PDFPDF: 1086 KB] – applies to projects approved and funded under Round Three only.
  • Round Three NSRF Frequently Asked Questions [PDFPDF: 1331 KB]
  • Round Three Funding Agreement Template [PDFPDF: 994 KB]
  • Round Three Applications [PDFPDF: 399 KB]

Round Two is now closed

  • Details of Round Two successful projects [PDFPDF: 357 KB]
  • Round Two NSRF Programme Guidelines [PDFPDF: 999 KB] - applies to projects approved and funded under Round Two only.

Round One is now closed

  • Details of Round One successful projects: [PDFPDF: 121 KB]
  • Round One NSRF Programme Guidelines [PDFPDF: 913 KB] – applies to projects approved and funded under Round One only.