Regional Development Australia - Wheatbelt
An Australian Government Initiative

Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF) Wheatbelt Resources

The Federal Government "Building Better Regions Fund" Round 1 results have yet to be advised. It is also anticipated that Round 2 will be announced/opened later this year.
Potential applicants are encouraged to develop their proposal now as projects must be 'shovel ready' to start promptly after funding is announced. Please see below for resources and you are welcome to contact us for support
Round 2 guidelines have yet to be released but Round 1 comprised of two funding streams.
1.    Infrastructure Investment Stream - applications up to $10m for ‘built’ investments – two applications per applicant permitted –
2.    Community Investment Stream – applications up to $10m for planning, events and community activities – two applications per applicant permitted 
The following resources are available to assist Wheatbelt applicants:
a.    Our office – please call Executive Officer Juliet Grist 0428 372 179 or call the office on 9575 1888 and we can provide guidance and are happy to provide constructive comment on your draft application.
b.    For guidelines and application form visit the Business website. Download the sample Infrastructure application and sample Community application forms.
c.   For tips see our  Developing Infrastructure Funding Proposals Manual (BBRF version).
d.    Introduction to Cost Benefit Analysis workshop – next one scheduled for 10 March at Williams – contact the office – cost $275 per person (limited places available).  
e.    For detailed tips and advice, we have also prepared a series of tutorials.
This resource is available for Wheatbelt organisations only. 
        a. Tutorial 1 – An outline of the BBRF
        b. Tutorial 2 – The Business Case
        c. Tutorial 3 – Merit Criteria 1 – Economic Value
        d. Tutorial 4 – Merit Criteria 2 – Social Value
        e. Tutorial 5 – Merit Criteria 3 – Value for Money
        f. Tutorial 6 – Merit Criteria 4 -  Project Delivery

Each tutorial is around 30 minutes long and will provide helpful guidance for meeting the point requirement for each of the Merit Criteria.  To obtain access to these tutorials please contact Pippa on or 9575 1888.   
For "Letters of Support" we request project applications be submitted for review at least one week prior to the funding closing date, or preferably earlier, to allow support data and information to be prepared.