How To Apply Online

2018 Applications for the Regional Community Fund (RCCF) are now closed

The following information is provided as a guide to making an application in 2019.

What can I apply for?

Co-funding is available towards the purchase of equipment or goods that enhance community capability to respond to, and reduce the impacts of emergencies that occur in rural, regional and remote communities.

Proposed items must:

  • be new, not second-hand
  • be fit for purpose
  • demonstrate value for money.

Examples of what may be funded

Examples of what won’t be funded

How much can I apply for?

You can apply for up to half of the quoted purchase price of items up to a maximum of $2,500 GST exclusive.

We encourage you to get your quote from your local supplier to support the local community.

Funding example one

Application for a grant to purchase personal protective equipment
The quotation is for $900 + $90 GST
Grant application for half the cost (paid by us) $450
Once application approved, balance left to pay (by you) $450 + $90 GST = $540

Funding example two

Application for a grant to purchase a new fire farm unit
The quotation is for $11,450 + $1,145 GST
Maximum grant approval (paid by us) $2,500
Once approved, balance left to pay (by you) $8,950 + $1,145 GST = $10,095

Who can apply?

Individuals, businesses, community groups, not for profit organisations and local government can apply.

Only one application per physical property address, individual or organisation will be considered.

If I have applied in a previous funding round can I apply again?

If your application in previous funding rounds was successful or not, you can still apply for the same or different items in future years.

Quotation required

On your application you will be required to attach a valid quote from a supplier to verify the purchase price of the requested items under consideration.

Grant payments are reimbursements

Don't buy it yet. Grant funding will not be provided for items you have already purchased prior to approval.

Please wait until you receive official notification of grant funding approval from the Minster (no later than 30 June 2018) before securing your purchase.