National Stronger Regions Fund - Round Two Now Open

The National Stronger Regions Fund will provide funding of $1 billion over 5 years, commencing in 2015-16, to fund priority infrastructure in regional communities. Grants are for projects costing between $20,000 and $10 million. 

Local government and incorporated not-for-profit organisations are eligible to apply and grant funding must be matched in cash on at least a dollar for dollar basis. Funding will be provided for capital projects which involve construction of new infrastructure, or the upgrade, extension or enhancement of existing infrastructure and projects 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 and any NSRF funded parts of projects must be completed on or before 31 December 2019.

Round Two of the National Stronger Regions Fund will open on 15 May 2015 and close on 31 July 2015.

  • Applications for Round Two must be submitted online through the Grants Management System (GMS) Portal. 
  • Please avoid submitting your application at the last minute, as high volumes of users can slow the system and may result in difficulties for you in completing your submission.
  • Applicants are encouraged to seek the support of their Regional Development Australia Committee for their project.
To access information on the fund, including guidelines, FAQs and application details, please visit the National Stronger Regions Fund webpage.
If you have any questions about the eligibility criteria or application process please email

Tel 08 9144 0651 | Fax 9144 0652
Regional Development Australia - Pilbara
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Karratha WA 6714

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