Programs and grants

Funding opportunities to support regional recovery and deliver social, economic and lifestyle benefits to local communities.

Orana Burrendong Dam
$2 billion for projects across regional NSW.
an aerial view of a flock of sheep in a green paddock
Supporting the regions of NSW to recovery, rebuild and prosper.
Crowds enjoying the Flavours of Mudgee Festival
Supporting the economic and social recovery of our regions.
Man working with solder on technology
The Regional Job Creation Fund supports businesses to establish or expand in regional NSW.
A young girl leading an Angus cow or bull
As part of the NSW Government’s $200 million Regional Recovery Package, $5 million has been committed to the 2022 Country Shows Support Package to help country shows bounce back bigger and better than ever.
Youth Week NSW 2022
Initiatives to improve lifestyles and outcomes of young people living in regional NSW.
Snowy Hydro Image
The $4.2 billion Snowy Hydro Legacy Fund is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to invest in major and transformative infrastructure across regional NSW.
Port Kembla
The NSW Government has established the Port Kembla Community Investment Fund to activate, enhance and build community amenity in Port Kembla.
Newcastle Port promenade
The NSW Government established the Newcastle Port Community Contribution (NPCC) Fund to support community projects around the Port of Newcastle.
An aerial photo of Cessnock at dawn showing fields filled with rows of green crops and vines

The NSW Government’s Royalties for Rejuvenation Fund will provide coal mining communities with the support and funds they need to diversify their economies, so they have a strong and vibrant future.

People sitting on grass overlooking the bushland below with mountains in the background

Smart Regional Spaces: Ready, Set, Go! is a partnership project between the Department of Regional NSW, UNSW Sydney and The University of Sydney to support regional councils to become ‘smart- ready’ and help co-design smart spaces.

Aerial shot of Batemans Bay in dawn light

The $24 million Regional NSW - Business Case and Strategy Development Fund supports local councils, joint organisations of councils, not-for-profit, industry and Aboriginal community groups with funding to develop business cases or strategies for regionally significant projects and initiatives.

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