Regional NSW programs and grants

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

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Regional Growth Fund

$3.3 billion for projects across regional NSW.

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Regional Recovery

Supporting the regions of NSW to recovery, rebuild and prosper.
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Regional Youth

Initiatives to improve lifestyles and outcomes of young people living in regional NSW.

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Regional Skills Relocation Grant

Supporting businesses and organisations to find and attract skilled workers to live and work in regional NSW.

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Newcastle Port Community Contribution Fund

The NSW Government established the Newcastle Port Community Contribution (NPCC) Fund to support community projects around the Port of Newcastle.
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Regional Job Creation Fund

The Regional Job Creation Fund supports businesses to establish or expand in regional NSW.
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Royalties for Rejuvenation Fund

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.

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Port Kembla Community Fund

The NSW Government has established the Port Kembla Community Investment Fund to activate, enhance and build community amenity in Port Kembla.
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Accelerating Regional Innovation Fund

Funding to support accelerator and incubator programs that help regional NSW businesses build their knowledge, skills, networking and investment opportunities.

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Community Events Program

Supporting the economic and social recovery of our regions.

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Snowy Hydro Legacy Fund

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.
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Smart Regional Spaces

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.

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Country Shows

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.
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Cross-Border Commissioner’s Infrastructure Fund

The $20 million Cross-Border Commissioner’s Infrastructure Fund, established by the NSW Government, provides targeted investment in social, economic, environmental and cultural infrastructure in cross-border communities.

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