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Archived Grant Opportunity View - GO6237

Growing Regions Program Round 1

Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts
Close Date & Time:
1-Aug-2023 5:00 pm (ACT Local Time)
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Primary Category:
141000 - Community Development
Publish Date:
ACT, NSW, VIC, SA, WA, QLD, NT, TAS, Administered Territories
Selection Process:
Open Competitive


The Growing Regions Program – Round 1 will deliver grants up to a maximum of $15,000,000 over 3 years to deliver community infrastructure projects.

It will deliver community and economic benefits by investing in community-focused infrastructure which revitalises regions and enhances amenity and liveability throughout regional Australia.

The objectives of the program are:

  • constructing or upgrading community infrastructure that fills an identified gap or need for community infrastructure
  • contributing to achieving a wide range of community socio-economic outcomes.
  • is strategically aligned with regional priorities.

The intended outcomes of the program are:

  • delivery of community-focused infrastructure which contributes to local and regional priorities
  • provision of infrastructure which benefits the community by improving equity and supports diverse social inclusion
  • to contribute to the achievement of broader Government priorities such as net zero emissions, gender equity, and/or First Nations priorities
  • growing local economies and enhancing amenity and liveability in the regions.

Growing Regions Program Round 1 will be delivered through a two-stage selection process.

You must first submit an Expression of Interest at Stage 1 and if successful, you will be invited to submit a full application at Stage 2.


You can apply if you meet the eligibility criteria. The eligibility criteria are a set of rules that describe who we can consider for this grant. You can apply if you:

  • are an eligible entity
  • have an eligible project
  • have eligible expenditure.

You can apply if you are:

  • an incorporated not-for-profit organisation. As a not-for-profit organisation you must demonstrate your not-for-profit status through one of the following:
    • a Current Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) Registration
    • State or territory incorporated association status
    • Constitutional documents and/or Articles of Association that demonstrate the not-for-profit character of the organisation


  • a local government agency or body


  • have an Australian Business Number (ABN), or Office of the Registrar of Indigenous Corporations registration number (ORIC) registration
  • will deliver the project in an eligible location
  • can commence the project no later than 15 May 2024
  • own the land/infrastructure being upgraded or built upon, or have the landowner’s permission to use the land/infrastructure.

Find the complete eligibity criteria in the Grant Opportunity Guidelines.

Total Amount Available (AUD):


Estimated Grant Value (AUD):

From $500,000.00 to $15,000,000.00

Instructions for Application Submission:

Applications for this grant opportunity opens on 5 July 2023.

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