RDA Peel is committed to maximising external investment into Peel region projects and initiatives.
Regional Development Australia Fund
On 23 October 2012 The Hon Simon Cean MP announced the opening of rounds 3 and 4 of the RDA Fund.
”Round three will see $50 million dedicated specifically to projects in small towns, while round four will distribute $175 million to support strategic infrastructure projects,” Mr Crean said.
“Both rounds will be rolled out at the same time—so $225 million is available now for partnership projects right across Australia”
Mr Crean said the Federal Government has improved the RDAF guidelines to make it easier to apply and broaden the sorts of projects which can be funded.
“Round three will directly address feedback from communities by targeting $50 million—in grants of between $50,000 and $500,000—for projects in towns with a population of 30,000 or less,” he said.
“Round four will see $175 million allocated through grants of between $500,000 and $15 million to deliver priority regional infrastructure in partnership with funding from state and local governments, and the private sector.
“We will aim to allocate at least $40 million to arts and culture projects in rounds three and four—the amount provided to the sector in rounds one and two.”
Mr Crean reaffirmed the Federal Government’s commitment to partnership projects that provide an investment multiplier.
Guidelines and FAQs for the RDA Fund Rouns 3 and 4 are available at http://www.regional.gov.au/regional/programs/rdaf.aspx
RDA committees bring extensive local knowledge to the assessment of EOIs and identification of priority projects to proceed to full application. In identifying priority projects, committees will consider the extent to which the project meets priorities set out in local government strategic or community Plans or other published priorities (for Round Three) and its Regional Plan (for Round Four), and addresses local needs and issues. Identification of projects will be based on criteria set out in the Guidelines for Round Three and Round Four.
Other Funding Opportunities
- Grantslink -
This website helps you find funding available under a variety of grant programs for individuals, businesses and communities to help you to develop solutions to local and national problems, fund ideas and initiatives or provide assistance in times of hardship.
- Department of Local Government and Regional Development Grants Directory -
The Grants Directory is a compilation of grants available to communities and local governments in regional and metropolitan Western Australia. The Directory contains programs provided by the Western Australian Government as well as private sector organisations.
- Philanthropy Australia -
Philanthropy Australia is the national peak body for philanthropy and is a not-for-profit membership organisation. Their Members are trusts and foundations, families and individuals who want to make a difference through their own philanthropy and to encourage others to become philanthropists.