Growing Regions grants to benefit councils

ALGA has welcomed the release of new guidelines for the Federal Government’s Growing Regions Program, as part of local government’s ongoing advocacy for more money for regional Australia.

The program provides grants between $500,000 and $15 million to local governments and not-for-profit organisations for capital works projects that deliver community and economic infrastructure across regional and rural Australia.

This funding has been divided into two rounds, with expressions of interest open for round one from 5 July 2023, with $300 million available.  The program is based on a competitive process with grants awarded on a merit basis.

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