Community Development Grants Programme

$342 M Community Development Grants Programme provides funding for projects that build social and economic infrastructure across Australia.

 Community Development Grants Programme


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Community Development Grants Programme

The Community Development Grants Programme will provide up to $342 million toward around 300 community projects across Australia. The Programme will fund projects including the 2013 election commitments and some identified uncontracted projects from the Regional Development Australia Fund and Community Infrastructure Grants Program.


Success Stories

Greater Shepparton City Council

Bulletpoint assisted the Greater Shepparton City Council to receive $7.19 million towards the Greater Shepparton Regional Sports Precinct through the Regional Development Australia Fund Round Four.

This project will substantially expand the capacity of the 65 hectare Greater Shepparton Regional Sports Precinct (GSRSP) by building new fields and facilities for a range of sports. It will provide modern infrastructure for the site, including a linking boulevard, fencing, landscaping, playgrounds,signage, car parks, traffic signals and supporting works.

The project will include construction of five new football fields, a new synthetic hockey pitch and athletics track, and eight new netball courts, together with upgrades to existing multipurpose fields. New lighting, pavilions and improved spectator amenities feature in most elements of the project.



The Community Development Grants Programme funding will support needed infrastructure that promotes stable, secure and viable local and regional economies. The Australian Government is committed to providing long-term improvements in social and economic infrastructure for communities across Australia.



The Community Development Grants Programme will be administered by the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development, which will undertake a value-for-money assessment against the programme guidelines to ensure transparency in decisions abou t funding election commitments.

In order for an assessment to be undertaken Community Development Grants Programme recipients will be required to provide detailed project information, including project outcomes and benefits, planning and costs and delivery timeframes.


Eligible Applicants

The Community Development Grants Programme is not a competitive grants programme. Only projects identified by the Australian Government will be considered for funding under the Community Development Grants Programme. These projects include the 2013 election commitments and a number of uncontracted projects of the the previous Government.

General applications by organisations for projects not identified by the Australian Government will not be accepted by the Department. Funding proponents must be a legal entity and have an Australian Business Number (ABN) or an Australian Company Number (ACN) to receive funding under the programme. Projects proposals must be consistent with the intent of the announced commitment.

A list of Community Development Grant projects can be found on the Departments website at


Expert Assistance

Writing a good quality grant application is a critical element in the application process. An application needs to be well thought through, written concisely, have clear objectives and purpose, and show clear links to the objectives of the grant guidelines.

The grant application must answer all questions, provide all required information and respond to the merit criteria. It should also reflect your organisation’s business strategy.

Writing a good application takes time and effort, and requires particular writing skills.

Bulletpoint are expert grant consultants and can assist with all aspects of grant preparation. We are an independent grants consultancy and not affiliated, associated nor endorsed by any government agency.

We know what it takes to secure this grant.


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More Information



Click here to view the complete list of current recipients.


ProjectGovernment Funding


Meercroft Park Synthetic Surface Replacement220,000TAS
Blue Mountains Lithgow and Oberon Tourism Destination Development280,500NSW
Cape Hawke Surf Club Redevelopment, Stage 2450,000NSW
Parkes Regional Airport Redevelopment1,500,000NSW
Gloucester High School Bus45,000NSW
Water Infrastructure in Golden Plains Food Production and Employment Precinct417,0000VIC
Meredith Integrated Community Hub (Learning and Wellbeing) Project480,000VIC
Surf Life Saving NSW Port Macquarie Operations and Training Centre1,156,366.5NSW
Fleurieu Regional Aquatic Centre7,500,000SA
Cobar Skate Park Entertainment Hub200,000NSW
Toowoomba and Region Community for Community872,300QLD
Werris Creek Community Shed Facility80,000NSW
The Mulka Digital Learning Centre506,000NT
Cessnock Clay Target Club Footpath15,000NSW
Port Macquarie Hastings U3A Renovations50,000NSW
Busselton Regional Airport Expansion Stage 1B500,000WA
Port MacDonnell Marine Infrastructure Development726,127SA
North Bondi Surf Life Saving Club Redevelopment50,000NSW
Renmark Town Centre Revitalisation376,280SA
Kawana Soccer Club Playing Fields Upgrade27,500QLD
Tennant Creek Regional Sporting Facilities Upgrade3,600,000NT
Dunalley Community Hall Rebuild250,000TAS
Macedon Ranges Regional Netball Complex325,000VIC
Walker Park Community Safety Netting project30,000VIC
Torres Strait Coastal Protection Works5,000,000QLD
Elmore Events Centre Amenities and Stables Development550,000VIC
Development of the Ningaloo Centre7,000,000WA
Yarra Valley Tourist Railway3,560,000VIC
Yandina Park Mansfield Clubhouse Facility Construction59,400QLD
North Eastern Mountain Bike Development2,454,000TAS
Regional Physical Activity and Education Centre at Cockburn Centreal West110,000,000WA
Construction of the Orange Regional Museum and Cultural Square4,000,000NSW
Waikerie Sports Precinct – Stage 2441,272SA
Civic Infrastructure Wellbeing Project500,000WA
Ryde River Walk1,100,000NSW
Construction of Senior Citizens Centre450,000WA
Discover Eumundi Heritage and Visitor Centre Welcome In Extension181,500QLD
Boroondara Netball Association Court Resurfacing Project16,500VIC
Norah Head Boat Ramp Replacement Project700,000NSW
Upgrade of Tennis Court Lighting and Perimeter Fencing (at Port Macquarie Tennis Club) Project99,000NSW
Toomah Community Centre Project1,100,000VIC
Townsville Showgrounds Amenities Upgrade550,000QLD
New Kitchen Facility for Meals on Wheels Rockhampton Inc330,000QLD
Taree Motor Cycle Club Infrastructure Upgrade – Stage One70,000NSW
Eastwood-Ryde Netball Association Clubhouse Upgrade11,000NSW
Hunter Fields (Emu Plains) Lighting Upgrade Project20,000NSW
Men’s Shed Labrador77,000QLD
Pine Hills Football Club – New Canteen and Clubhouse Project 284,900 QLD
 Jindalee Golf Club Fence Upgrade 35,500 QLD
 Knox Park Youh Precinct 500,000 NSW
 Great Southern Centennial Park 8,250,000 WA
 Southport Labrador Cricket Club Fence Upgrade 45,000 QLD
 Norman Reserve Backstop and Netting Project 82,500 SA
 Washbay Shade Structure (Berrimah Riding School – Shade Sails at Robbie Robbins Reserve) 5,200 NT
 Esperance Waterfront – Sustainable Infrastructure 400,000 WA
 Hickeys Park Playing Surface Upgrade Project 45,000 NSW
 Andrews Road Baseball Complex – Safety Fence and Seating Project 26,000 NSW
 Greygums Reserve – Playing Surface Upgrade and Awning Installation Project 60,000 NSW
 Andromeda Drive Reserve Playing Surface Drainage Upgrade Project 25,500 NSW
 Jamison Park Shade Structure and Canteen Upgrade Project 90,000 NSW


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