$3.3 billion in funding for regional communities
The NSW Government is helping regional communities attract investment, generate jobs, grow local economies and improve the everyday lifestyles of residents through once-in-a-lifetime funding under the Regional Growth Fund.
Now in its fifth year, the $3.3 billion Regional Growth Fund has helped deliver thousands of projects that improve local and regional services, activate economic growth, and respond to emerging regional needs.
The Regional Growth Fund is continuing to support community projects that boost local businesses, improve the lifestyles in regional communities and help them build resilience.
The Regional Growth Fund investment is delivered through targeted grant programs, including the Stronger Country Communities Fund, Resources for Regions, Regional Tourism Activation Fund and the Regional Events Acceleration Fund.
Targeted grant programs
The Regional Growth Fund is delivered through several targeted grant programs, which help improve local and regional services, promote economic development and social cohesion, grow resilience and enhance social wellbeing of people living and working in regional NSW.
Find out what our Regional Growth Fund programs have achieved across regional NSW.
Funding to develop business cases or strategies.
Funding for projects that increase the wellbeing of regional NSW communities.
Funding to develop new and enhanced tourism infrastructure.
Funding to support the ongoing future prosperity of mining communities.
Funding to attract, grow and improve events.
Delivering real results in your region
The NSW Government has already delivered close to $2 billion for over 2,700 projects through the Regional Growth Fund. Every local government area in regional NSW has received a share of the funding, creating ongoing benefits that can be seen in every region, every day.
See the Regional Growth Fund projects making a positive impact in your community below.
Local support for regional NSW communities
Department of Regional NSW staff are on the ground supporting the delivery of Regional Growth Fund programs in their local area. Our Regional Development teams work with residents, businesses, community groups, stakeholders and state and local government to provide support, information and assist potential applicants.
The Regional Development teams also include Aboriginal Partnerships Coordinators in each region across NSW. They work with local Aboriginal communities and support them to access and utilise NSW Government programs, including funding opportunities.
There are seven Regional Development offices and over 120 Regional Development staff across regional NSW. These dedicated staff live and work in the regions and are passionate about seeing the benefits of these programs flow to every region, every day.
Please contact the Department of Regional NSW office in your area to find out more.
Central and Far West
Hunter and Central Coast
New England North West
The NSW Government undertook a strategic review of the Regional Growth Fund to consider how effective it has been in supporting investment across regional NSW. The key findings of this review are outlined in the Regional Growth Fund strategic review summary brochure (PDF 7.98MB).
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