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Available funding in the Pilbara

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Funding / Grant Opportunities​

RDA Pilbara is committed to maximising external investment into Pilbara region projects and initiatives.

In addition to assisting residents and organisations within the region to identify suitable sources of funding for local projects and initiatives RDA Pilbara will provide free, practical assistance with grant and funding applications.

Stronger Communities Programme - Round 8

The Stronger Communities Programme provides each of the 151 Federal electorates with $150,000 to fund small capital projects.  Federal Members of Parliament (MPs) identify potential projects and invite applications from their electorate.

Round 8 of the program will provide $22.7 million to fund small capital projects.  The program is part of the government's 2022-23 budget initiatives focussed on making local economies stronger and boosting community organisations.

The program intends to encourage and support participation in local projects, improve local community participation and contribute to vibrant and viable communities.  Round 8 of the program aims to support communities recover from the widespread impacts of adverse weather events and current economic pressures.

For this round, grant funding will be up to 100% of eligible project costs except for local governing bodies where grant funding will be up to 50% of eligible project costs.

Closing date: Wednesday 10 May 2023 5:00pm EST

For more information relating to the funding criteria and guidelines please click here.

Other Grant Opportunities

Infrastructure Investment Programme and Grants Programmes for Regions

The Australian Government has established a number of programmes which are funded under the Infrastructure Investment Programme as well as the Grants Programmes for regions to support needed infrastructure that promotes stable, secure and viable local and regional economies.


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.

The Funding Centre

The Funding Centre is the best place to go to get information on grants and fundraising in Australia.

The website and associated tools and newsletters are an initiative of Our Community, a world-leading social enterprise that provides advice, tools and training for Australia’s 600,000 community groups, as well as services for business, government and the general public.

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