About the NSRF Programme

This programme will provide funding of $1 billion over 5 years, commencing in 2015 – 2016, to fund priority infrastructure in regional communities.

Grants must be between $20,000 and $10 million.

Local government and incorporated not-for-profit organisations are eligible to apply.

Grant funding must be matched in cash on at least a dollar for dollar basis. For Round Three, applicants classified as remote and very remote must contribute at least one dollar for every three dollars of NSRF funding sought.

All partner funding must be confirmed.

NSRF funding will be provided for capital projects which involve the construction of new infrastructure, or the upgrade or an extension of existing infrastructure.

The project must deliver an economic benefit to the region beyond the period of construction. Projects should support disadvantaged regions or areas of disadvantage within a region.

The NSRF funded component of the project must be completed on or before 31 December 2019.