The NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund, part of the $1.3 billion Regional Growth Fund, provides support to councils and community groups in delivering crucial local infrastructure to improve quality of life. The fund supports local projects such as upgrades to community facilities and playgrounds.
The NSW Government has committed $200 million over the next two years for applications to support local infrastructure projects that will improve amenity and help sustain the social bonds at the heart of strong regional communities.
Tranche C applications have now opened and councils and community groups in the Ballina Shire, Byron Shire and Lismore City regions can apply for funding.
Applications close 5pm on 18 October 2017
For more information, visit the Stronger Country Communities website.
Tools to support a strong business case
Support for preparing your business case is available through a new set of tools developed by the NSW Government.
In addition to support from staff in the Office of Regional Development, the package of tools helps applicants prepare strong business cases for projects seeking funding through the Regional Growth Fund.
The easy-to-use business case tools include:
- Simplified Business Case Guidelines outlining key information to include in an effective business case
- A business case template
- An example of a quality business case
Download the tools at www.nsw.gov.au/writingabusinesscase
Information slides and a recording of a webinar about preparing an effective business case are also available on the Regional NSW website
Before starting work on developing a business case for a project, applicants should contact the Office of Regional Development on firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 1300 679 673 to discuss their project ideas and program eligibility.