Round Three of National Stronger Regions Fund will open in January

Media Release

WT418/2015

09 December 2015

Round Three of the National Stronger Regions Fund will open for applications on 15 January 2016.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss said Round Three will open to submissions from local governments and incorporated not-for-profits for priority infrastructure projects in regional communities from 15 January 2016 until 15 March 2016.

“As in previous Rounds, I encourage applicants to put forward projects that demonstrate strong economic outcomes and address disadvantage, to give themselves the best opportunity for success,” Mr Truss said.

“Grants must be between $20,000 and $10 million and grant funding must be matched in cash on at least a dollar-for-dollar basis except for those applicants in remote and very remote locations. For Round Three these applicants need to contribute at least one dollar for every three dollars of NSRF funding sought.

“Across the first two Rounds, the Australian Government approved $505 million to fund 162 projects across the nation, including $293 million for 111 projects announced on Monday.

“Funding is targeted to ensure successful projects will deliver strong outcomes for local communities.”

Further information on the programme, including on the application process for Round Three, is available at: www.infrastructure.gov.au/nsrf.