Call to apply for regional grants

COUNCILS and community organisations are able to apply for grants as part of round five of the Federal Government’s $1.04B Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF).
The Fund, which aims to drive economic growth and build stronger regional communities into the future, has $200M available for round five to cover 50 percent or more of eligible project costs.

Federal Member for Nicholls, Damian Drum, has encouraged communities across the electorate to apply after what has been an especially tough year with bushfires, drought and the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The Federal Government is here for our communities, we have the funding and we are ready to support them for as long as it takes through dedicated initiatives such as the BBRF,” Mr Drum said.

The Greater Shepparton City Council were successful recipients of an $8.575M grant in round four of the BBRF, as part of the $17.15M Maude Street Mall redevelopment.
Council director of infrastructure, Phil Hoare, said Council would be assessing the guidelines for the round of funding, which has components for both tourism-related and community infrastructure.

“Council has successfully gained significant funding for important projects from previous applications under this program. We look forward to again submitting an application to assist deliver some of the priority projects for our community that Council has identified,” he said,

Applications opened yesterday and will close on Friday, March 5.