Regional Growth Environment and Tourism Fund Round Two Process Evaluation
Round Two of the Regional Growth Environment and Tourism Fund (RGETF) successfully distributed $113.1 million to 28 projects across three streams of funding.
This Process Evaluation assesses the appropriateness, efficiency and effectiveness of the design and implementation of RGETF Round Two. It covers activities relating to program design, application, and assessment processes.
The evaluation found that program planning was robust and processes for assessing fund applications were effective. Clear information on eligibility and the application process was provided to potential applicants and Regional NSW had a comprehensive methodology for project assessments. Funding decisions were undertaken in line with the eligibility and assessment criteria.
The findings of this Process Evaluation have been used to drive program improvements in other regional grants programs administered by the Department of Regional NSW. These include improvements to applicant support and guidance, publication of funded projects and better data collection to understand program outcomes.