The Regional Growth Fund has been established to:

  • unlock new economic activity in our regions
  • deliver critical economic infrastructure to create direct benefit across regional industries
  • strengthen regional communities.

Through the Regional Growth Fund, the State Government is committing $150 million over 10 years to support regional South Australia as part of the Recharging Our Regions policy.

This year $15 million has been allocated for the Regional Growth Fund.

The 2019-20 Fund will support:

  • Up to $5 million for the Regional Growth Fund Competitive Grants – now open for applications.
  • $10 million for the Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development to commit to strategic regional growth projects – open year-round for applications.

Applicants can seek grants from $50,000 up to $2 million.

Projects will be assessed on their ability to:

  • drive new economic activity to produce outcomes that would not occur otherwise
  • demonstrate transformational change for an industry or sector, rather than incremental improvement
  • create new or additional sustained economic benefits for the community/region beyond the applicant
  • connect to a specific regional community
  • ensure that further intervention by government after the funding is provided, is not required to sustain the project or its benefits.

Applications for the competitive round close Friday 9 August 2019

Click here for more information on eligibility and how to apply.