The NSW Government has opened the next two programs for regional communities under the $1.3 billion Regional Growth Fund.
The Stronger Country Communities Fund is investing in infrastructure projects in regional NSW communities to improve the lives of residents and enhance the attractiveness of these areas as vibrant places to live and work.
The NSW Government has committed $200 million over the next two years to support local infrastructure projects that will improve amenity and help sustain the social bonds at the heart of strong regional communities.
The fund has three tranches with applications open as follows:
- Tranche A applications open 7 July, close 9 August 2017
- Tranche B applicationsopen 16 August, close 13 September 2017
- Tranche C applicationsopen 20 September, close 18 October 2017
The Regional Cultural Fund has been established by the NSW Government to ensure regional NSW receives its fair share of arts and cultural infrastructure and the associated recreational and educational benefits.
The Fund will invest $100 million over four years to drive growth in arts, screen, cultural and heritage infrastructure for the social, cultural and economic benefit of communities in regional NSW. Up to $25 million is available in the first round of funding.
Expressions of Interest are open until Monday 4 September 2017.