Regional Development Australia - Wheatbelt
An Australian Government Initiative

Building Better Regions Fund - Wheatbelt Resources.

The May 2018 Federal budget included funding for a 3rd Round of the BBRF but application dates are yet to be advised.

The Building Better Regions Fund (round 2) opened on the 7th November and closed on the19th December.

The Community Stream announcements have been made and we congratulate Narrogin Child Care on their $19,500 for Regional Early Education and Development (REED) Leadership Capability Building in the Wheatbelt’s Child Care Sector.

There are two streams of funding under the program:

Applications can be lodged requesting grants of up to $10,000,000 per project (terms and conditions apply).
NOTE - There are some changes to the program from Round 1 so we advise that you please read the new guidelines.
The following resources are available to assist Wheatbelt applicants:
a.    Our office – please call our Director Regional Development Mandy Walker on 0428 372 179 or call the office on 9575 1888 and we can provide guidance and are happy to provide constructive comment on your draft application.
b.    For guidelines and application form visit the Business website
c.   For tips see our BBRF Round 2 updated - Developing Infrastructure Funding Proposals Manual. 
d.    For detailed tips and advice, we have also prepared a series of tutorials.
This resource is available for Wheatbelt organisations only. 
        a. Tutorial 1 – An outline of the BBRF
        b. Tutorial 2 – The Business Case
        c. Tutorial 3 – Merit Criteria 1 – Economic Value
        d. Tutorial 4 – Merit Criteria 2 – Social Value
        e. Tutorial 5 – Merit Criteria 3 – Value for Money
        f. Tutorial 6 – Merit Criteria 4 -  Project Delivery

Each tutorial is around 30 minutes long and will provide helpful guidance for meeting the point requirement for each of the Merit Criteria.  To obtain access to these tutorials please contact Pippa on or 9575 1888.   
For "Letters of Support" we request project applications be submitted for review at least one week prior to the funding closing date, or preferably earlier, to allow support data and information to be prepared.