Hon Terry Redman MLA

Hon Terry Redman MLA

Former Minister for Regional Development; Lands; Minister Assisting the Minister for State Development

    New round of funding for regional grants

    27/07/2016 4:45 PM
    • Latest round of Regional Grants Scheme and Community Chest Fund set to open
    • Grants to fund community-driven projects in WA's regions
    • Made possible by Liberal National Government's Royalties for Regions program 

    The Liberal National Government's Royalties for Regions Regional Grants Scheme (RGS) and Community Chest Fund (CCF) will open for another round of funding next month, supporting local projects that help to provide improved facilities and services in regional communities.


    Regional Development Minister Terry Redman said the Royalties for Regions investment was about strengthening and growing regional communities.


    "These grant programs provide voluntary organisations, educational institutions and community organisations with grants of up to $50,000 for CCF and between $50,001 to $300,000 for RGS," Mr Redman said.


    "The funding supports region-specific projects that are driven by local communities to assist the development of infrastructure and services that help to build vibrant regions.


    "The outcomes of these projects improve the quality of life in regional communities and help to attract investment and create jobs which help to build strong regional economies."


    The Minister said the programs were an important investment for Royalties for Regions as they provided funding to a wide range of projects that met specific needs of the community.


    "The grants have supported hundreds of diverse projects and organisations across regional Western Australia in recent years and I am looking forward to seeing the project applications for this round of funding," he said.


    The RGS and CCF are administered by WA's nine regional development commissions, with $15 million available under RGS and $5 million under CCF for this round.


    Fact File

    • Applications for this round of RGS and CCF will open on August 1, 2016
    • In December 2015, the State Government, through the Royalties for Regions program, approved an extra $30 million for two rounds of the RGS and $10 million for two rounds of the CCF
    • The Royalties for Regions program has allocated $6.9 billion into more than 3,700 projects across regional WA since 2008
    • For more information, contact a regional development commission or visit their website for application forms, guidelines and closing dates 

    Minister's office - 6552 6700


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