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Australian 5G Innovation Initiative – Round 1 Grant Closes: 31st of March 2021 - 5:00 pm Value: $100,000 to $2 Million Run By: Australian Government Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications Further Information: https://www.grants.gov.au/Go/Show?GoUuid=ad792e86-6061-425f-acf9-eb2423980010

The $20 million Australian 5G Innovation Initiative supports the Australian Government’s commitment to demonstrating the value of 5G to businesses in Australia.

The grant opportunity:

  • supports 5G trials that undertake rigorous, commercial, and replicable testing of 5G technology
  • offers businesses the opportunity to identify 5G applications that demonstrate 5G’s capability
  • supports various projects that demonstrate 5G’s capability and benefits across a range of industry sectors and locations.
Last Updated: 24th of February 2021
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Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program Grant Closes: 31st of July 2021 Value: $14,596 to $40.7699 Million Run By: Australian Government Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications Further Information: https://www.grants.gov.au/Go/Show?GoUuid=012e25f9-75ca-4647-b57a-bf18d2888a28

This program provides funding to Local Councils for local road and community infrastructure projects. The scope of LRCI Program Phase 2 supports a broad range of eligible projects so communities can fund the infrastructure that they need, support businesses and create employment opportunities across their communities.

The LRCI Program Phase 2 aims to continue to assist a community-led recovery from COVID-19 by supporting local jobs, firms, and procurement. It expected that councils will use local businesses and workforces to deliver projects under the LRCI Program where possible to ensure stimulus funding flows into local communities.

Local Councils who have in place an executed Grant Agreement in relation to their ‘Nominal Funding Allocation’ under Phase 1 of the LRCI Program are eligible for Phase 2.

 

Last Updated: 17th of December 2020
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Building Better Regions Fund – Infrastructure Projects Stream Grant Opened: 12th of January 2020 - 10:00 am Closes: 5th of March 2021 - 5:00 pm Value: $20,000 to $10 Million Run By: Australian Government Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications Further Information: https://www.business.gov.au/grants-and-programs/building-better-regions-fund-infrastructure-projects-stream#at-a-glance

The Infrastructure Projects Stream supports projects that provide economic and social benefits to regional and remote areas. The projects can be either construction of new infrastructure or the upgrade or extension of existing infrastructure. The Infrastructure Projects Stream only supports investment ready projects.

For most projects grant funding will be up to either 50% or 75% of your eligible project costs. Your location will determine the percentage of grant funding you can receive.

You may apply for a partial or full exemption to your contribution requirement if you can demonstrate that you are experiencing exceptional circumstances.

Your project will need to deliver economic and social benefits to a regional or remote community.

Last Updated: 17th of December 2020
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Building Better Regions Fund – Community Investments Stream Grant Opened: 12th of January 2020 - 10:00 am Closes: 5th of March 2021 - 5:00 am Value: $5,000 to $1 Million Run By: Australian Government Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications Further Information: https://www.business.gov.au/grants-and-programs/building-better-regions-fund-community-investments-stream

The Community Investments Stream will fund new or expanded local events, strategic regional plans, or leadership and capability strengthening activities that provide economic and social benefits to regional and remote areas. Infrastructure projects are not eligible under the Community Investments Stream.

For most projects grant funding will be up to either 50% or 75% of your eligible project costs. Your location will determine the percentage of grant funding you can receive.

You may apply for a partial or full exemption to your cash contribution if you can demonstrate that you are experiencing exceptional circumstances. 

For small projects with a total grant amount of equal to or less than $20,000, grant funding will be up to 100% of eligible project costs. 

Your project will need to deliver economic and social benefits to a regional or remote community.  

Last Updated: 17th of December 2020
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Mobile Black Spot Program Round 5A Grant Closes: 5th of March 2021 - 5:00 pm Value: Up to $34 Million Run By: Australian Government Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications Further Information: https://www.grants.gov.au/Go/Show?GoUuid=2cf12f3a-9688-4da6-b5f6-a736b1adef34

The objectives of the Mobile Black Spot Program are to extend and improve mobile phone coverage and competition in regional and remote Australia, by co-funding new telecommunications infrastructure.

Round 5A will be used to test a range of different program designs to continue to expand and improve mobile coverage in regional and remote Australia.

The objectives of Round 5A are two-fold:

  • To fund solutions that will provide new and improved mobile coverage (Mobile Coverage Solutions), with priority afforded to:
    • High Priority Natural Disaster Prone Areas; and
    • Designated Major Regional and Remote Transport Corridors.
  • To fund projects that trial/pilot new technologies and delivery models (Trial Solutions) that provide proof of concept for new ways to extend and improve mobile coverage and competition in less populated and traditionally higher-cost regional and remote areas.
Last Updated: 30th of November 2020
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National Cultural Heritage Account Grant Closes: Applications are ongoing on a case-by-case basis Value: Up to $500,000 is available each year Run By: Australian Government Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications Further Information: https://www.arts.gov.au/funding-and-support/national-cultural-heritage-account

The National Cultural Heritage Account helps Australian public cultural organisations buy significant objects that they could not otherwise afford. Australian cultural institutions can apply for funding. This includes museums, art galleries, libraries, archives, historic buildings, national trusts and local history museums and galleries, and Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander keeping places for sacred/secret material.

Last Updated: 23rd of October 2020
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Black Spot Program Grant Closes: Ongoing Run By: Australian Government Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications Further Information: http://investment.infrastructure.gov.au/infrastructure_investment/black_spot/

Road crashes are a major cost to Australians every year. Black Spot projects target those road locations where crashes are occurring. By funding measures such as traffic signals and roundabouts at dangerous locations, the programme reduces the risk of crashes. Programmes of this sort are very effective, saving the community many times the cost of the relatively minor road improvements that are implemented

The Black Spot Programme makes an important contribution in reducing the national road toll under the National Road Safety Strategy and Action Plan.

The Australian Government has committed $500 million to the Black Spot Programme from 2014-15 to 2018-19, which includes an additional $200 million over two years from 2015-16 under the Infrastructure Growth Package to improve road safety across the nation.

The Government has announced changes to the programme’s eligibility criteria for 2015-16 and 2016-17 aimed at assisting local communities to compete for this additional funding over the next two years.

Under the new criteria, the minimum Benefit Cost Ratio for proposals has been reduced from 2:1 to 1:1. In addition, the minimum crash history of sites has been reduced from 3 to 2 casualty crashes over five years or 0.13 casualty crashes per kilometre per year over 5 years.

The criteria has also been amended to allow more funding for the proactive treatment of unsafe roads. Consultative Panels will able to allocate up to 40% of funding to sites on the basis of a road safety audit.

The Government has also guaranteed that at least 50 per cent of funding provided over the next two years will be dedicated to fixing roads in regional Australia.

Last Updated: 15th of October 2020
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