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What is the Growing Regions Program?
The Growing Regions Program is a government initiative designed to support economic growth in rural and regional areas by providing financial assistance to projects that stimulate economic activity, job creation, and enhance the quality of life.
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.
At BulletPoint, we understand the challenges and complexities involved in the grant application process. We are here to provide you with expert assistance at every step, ensuring your applications stand out and maximize your chances of securing funding.
We have significant experience in securing infrastructure grants ($30M+ ). Typical areas where we can be of assistance include:
Grant Research and Identification: We conduct thorough research to identify relevant grants that align with your organization’s goals and objectives. Our specialists carefully analyze eligibility criteria, funding priorities, and application deadlines to ensure you target the most suitable opportunities.
Grant Proposal Development: We work closely with you to develop compelling grant proposals that effectively communicate your project’s objectives, methodology, and expected outcomes. Our experienced writers craft persuasive narratives, incorporating evidence-based strategies and a clear alignment with the grant guidelines.
Budget Planning and Financial Analysis: Our experts assist in preparing accurate and realistic project budgets, ensuring that all costs are accounted for and align with the grant’s funding limitations. We conduct detailed financial analyses to showcase your organization’s fiscal responsibility and demonstrate the feasibility of your project.
Grant Compliance and Reporting: We guide you through the post-award process, helping you understand and adhere to grant compliance requirements. Our specialists provide support in creating comprehensive progress reports, financial statements, and program evaluations to fulfill reporting obligations and maintain positive relationships with funders.
Grant Management and Strategy: We offer strategic guidance to optimize your grant-seeking efforts. Our specialists assist in identifying long-term funding opportunities, developing sustainable grant strategies, and building relationships with key stakeholders in the grant community.
With our extensive experience and successful track record, BulletPoint has helped numerous organizations secure significant funding across various sectors. We understand the nuances of different grant programs and tailor our assistance to meet your specific needs.
Contact us today at to discuss how our expert grant specialists can support you in navigating the competitive grant landscape, improving your funding success, and maximizing the impact of your projects.
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The Growing Regions Program was established to address the unique challenges faced by rural and regional areas, such as limited economic opportunities, population decline, and reduced access to essential services. The program recognizes the untapped potential of these regions and seeks to unlock their growth through targeted investments. By supporting projects aligned with the program’s objectives, the government aims to stimulate local economies and create sustainable and prosperous communities.
The objective of the Growing Regions Program is to support economic growth and development in rural and regional areas. The program aims to achieve this objective by investing in projects that have the potential to drive economic activity, create employment opportunities, and enhance the overall well-being of these regions. Through targeted funding, the program seeks to foster vibrant, sustainable, and resilient communities across Australia’s growing regions.
The Growing Regions Program provides grants of between $500,000 and $15 million to local government entities and not-for-profit organisations, for capital works projects that deliver community and economic infrastructure projects across regional and rural Australia.
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The Growing Regions Program supports a broad range of projects that contribute to the economic growth and development of rural and regional areas. Eligible projects may include, but are not limited to:
Infrastructure development: Funding can be allocated to projects focused on improving transport networks, upgrading utilities, constructing community facilities, enhancing digital connectivity, or developing necessary infrastructure to support economic growth.
Industry diversification and development: The program encourages projects that promote the expansion of existing industries or the establishment of new industries in the region. This could include initiatives to support agriculture, forestry, fisheries, renewable energy, tourism, manufacturing, or innovation hubs.
Workforce development and skills training: Funding can be utilized for projects that enhance the skills and capabilities of the local workforce. This could include vocational training programs, educational initiatives, or projects aimed at improving employment opportunities and job readiness.
Community development: The program supports projects aimed at improving the social and cultural fabric of the region. This could include initiatives that promote community engagement, arts and cultural events, environmental conservation programs, or projects enhancing social cohesion.
The Growing Regions Program welcomes applications from a range of stakeholders, including:
Local government authorities: Municipal councils, shires, or regional bodies responsible for the administration and development of the eligible regions.
Not-for-profit organizations: Community groups, non-profit organizations, or associations working towards the economic and social advancement of the region.
Industry associations: Organizations representing specific industries within the eligible regions that aim to foster growth and competitiveness.
Private sector entities: Businesses, companies, and entrepreneurs with proposals for projects aligned with the program’s objectives and capable of contributing to regional development.
Round 1 opens 5 July 2023.