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.


Project Government Funding


Meercroft Park Synthetic Surface Replacement 220,000 TAS
Blue Mountains Lithgow and Oberon Tourism Destination Development 280,500 NSW
Cape Hawke Surf Club Redevelopment, Stage 2 450,000 NSW
Parkes Regional Airport Redevelopment 1,500,000 NSW
Gloucester High School Bus 45,000 NSW
Water Infrastructure in Golden Plains Food Production and Employment Precinct 417,0000 VIC
Meredith Integrated Community Hub (Learning and Wellbeing) Project 480,000 VIC
Surf Life Saving NSW Port Macquarie Operations and Training Centre 1,156,366.5 NSW
Fleurieu Regional Aquatic Centre 7,500,000 SA
Cobar Skate Park Entertainment Hub 200,000 NSW
Toowoomba and Region Community for Community 872,300 QLD
Werris Creek Community Shed Facility 80,000 NSW
The Mulka Digital Learning Centre 506,000 NT
Cessnock Clay Target Club Footpath 15,000 NSW
Port Macquarie Hastings U3A Renovations 50,000 NSW
Busselton Regional Airport Expansion Stage 1B 500,000 WA
Port MacDonnell Marine Infrastructure Development 726,127 SA
North Bondi Surf Life Saving Club Redevelopment 50,000 NSW
Renmark Town Centre Revitalisation 376,280 SA
Kawana Soccer Club Playing Fields Upgrade 27,500 QLD
Tennant Creek Regional Sporting Facilities Upgrade 3,600,000 NT
Dunalley Community Hall Rebuild 250,000 TAS
Macedon Ranges Regional Netball Complex 325,000 VIC
Walker Park Community Safety Netting project 30,000 VIC
Torres Strait Coastal Protection Works 5,000,000 QLD
Elmore Events Centre Amenities and Stables Development 550,000 VIC
Development of the Ningaloo Centre 7,000,000 WA
Yarra Valley Tourist Railway 3,560,000 VIC
Yandina Park Mansfield Clubhouse Facility Construction 59,400 QLD
North Eastern Mountain Bike Development 2,454,000 TAS
Regional Physical Activity and Education Centre at Cockburn Centreal West1 10,000,000 WA
Construction of the Orange Regional Museum and Cultural Square 4,000,000 NSW
Waikerie Sports Precinct – Stage 2 441,272 SA
Civic Infrastructure Wellbeing Project 500,000 WA
Ryde River Walk 1,100,000 NSW
Construction of Senior Citizens Centre 450,000 WA
Discover Eumundi Heritage and Visitor Centre Welcome In Extension 181,500 QLD
Boroondara Netball Association Court Resurfacing Project 16,500 VIC
Norah Head Boat Ramp Replacement Project 700,000 NSW
Upgrade of Tennis Court Lighting and Perimeter Fencing (at Port Macquarie Tennis Club) Project 99,000 NSW
Toomah Community Centre Project 1,100,000 VIC
Townsville Showgrounds Amenities Upgrade 550,000 QLD
New Kitchen Facility for Meals on Wheels Rockhampton Inc 330,000 QLD
Taree Motor Cycle Club Infrastructure Upgrade – Stage One 70,000 NSW
Eastwood-Ryde Netball Association Clubhouse Upgrade 11,000 NSW
Hunter Fields (Emu Plains) Lighting Upgrade Project 20,000 NSW
Men’s Shed Labrador 77,000 QLD
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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