Business, Rural & Regional

Regional Decentralisation Agenda – Securing Raw Materials Program

Funder: Federal – Infrastructure

Grant Background: The Regional Decentralisation Agenda – Securing Raw Materials Program provides businesses with up to $5 million to relocate or expand into regional areas and partner with a regional university or research organisation.

The program will:

  • support research and development into innovative and locally sourced raw material supplies and capitalise on a region’s comparative advantages
  • establish, secure and strengthen the supply of innovative or improved raw materials to Australian industry, particularly regional industries
  • increase economic activity, diversity and jobs in regional areas, including by establishing new industry sectors, businesses and suppliers
  • support and strengthen partnerships between industry and regional universities and research organisations.

$ Available: Up to $5million.

Eligibility: To be eligible you must:

  • have an Australian business number (ABN)
  • be an entity incorporated in Australia that is a trading corporation.

Eligible projects include:

  • supporting research and development of innovative or improved locally sourced raw material supplies including value-add or the use of existing known supplies for new purposes
  • your business relocating from a capital city to a regional area or your business establishing a new operation, branch or outpost in a regional area
  • having at least 10 full-time equivalent employees in your organisation who are relocating or commencing work in the regional area.

Key Dates: Closes 24 March 2021.


Happy to chat if you need a hand with your application and please share this grant opportunity with anyone who may be interested. Good luck, Melanie

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