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Stronger Country Communities Fund

Since 2017, the Stronger Country Communities Fund has provided $400 million for more than 1500 local projects that make regional communities even better places to call home.

Round 4 funding opens May 2021

An additional $100 million will be available in Round 4 of the Fund, which opens on 1 May 2021. 

Up to $50 million of Round 4 funding will go towards projects that deliver and enhance women’s sporting facilities, including change rooms. The remaining $50 million will meet the strong demand for other high-quality community and sports-related infrastructure projects. 

This new funding is part of a $300 million investment by the NSW Government into the Regional Growth Fund in 2021, taking the total investment since 2017 to $2 billion. This vital funding provides ongoing support for grass roots projects that reinvigorate our rural communities in every single Local Government Area in regional NSW.

This page will be updated with information on how to apply, guidelines and eligibility when Round 4 opens.

Previous rounds

The NSW Government has already invested $400 million into Stronger Country Communities Fund projects which boost the liveability of regional areas and enhance opportunities for young people to thrive and be work ready in regional NSW.

In Round 1, $100 million was invested to improve community facilities such as town halls, recreation areas, shared paths and playgrounds. Through Round 2, a further $200 million was invested to provide community and sports-related infrastructure.

In 2019, Round 3 provided $100 million for community projects with at least $50 million targeted to youth related projects including indoor sports programs, creative arts and culture projects, mentoring and skills training services.


Stronger Country Communities Fund approved projects – rounds one, two and three

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