New Grants

The Regional Jobs and Investment Packages (RJIP) regional Tasmania supports the Australian Government’s commitment to stimulate economic growth in Australian regions.

The Local Investment Plan will identify strategic industry priorities for Tasmania, including industry growth sectors, new market opportunities, and future workforce needs, enabling local priorities and growth industries to drive economic growth in the region and create jobs by investing in projects that will:

• diversify regional economies

• stimulate long term growth

• deliver sustainable employment

• enable applicants to enter new markets and sectors.

Three grants are available in targeted competitive funding rounds to projects that will have long-term outcomes and will benefit the Tasmanian region beyond the life of the program.

1. Local infrastructure grants

2. Business innovation grants

3. Skills and training grants

Project outcomes should be sustainable without the need for ongoing government funding. It will only support new activities that go beyond business as usual or day-to-day functions.

Deadline date:

Closing date for applications is 19th  October 2017 (5:00 pm AEDT)

What support or funding is available?

The funding available to the Tasmanian region is $25 million over three grant funding streams.

Grants will be up to 50%  of eligible project costs.

You are required to provide the remaining 50 per cent as co-funding towards your project. If you are a non-business applicant experiencing exceptional circumstances you may seek an exemption from the co-funding requirement.

Local infrastructure grants are for local governing bodies and not-for-profit organisations to invest in new or upgraded infrastructure. These projects will capitalise on opportunities for growth, deliver long-term economic benefits to regional communities and create jobs.

• The minimum grant amount is $50,000

• The maximum grant amount is the limit of grant funding for the region

Business innovation grants will enable business to build scale and capability to be competitive in new or growing markets that create sustainable employment.

• The minimum grant amount is $50,000

• The maximum grant amount is the limit of grant funding for the region

Skills and training grants will provide funding to local government bodies and agencies and not for profit organisations. These projects will support training and upskilling of the regional workforce to meet regional priorities, take advantage of emerging opportunities and withstand major labour market changes.

• There is no minimum grant amount

• The maximum grant amount is the limit of grant funding for the region

What are the eligibility criteria?

To be eligible to apply under this grant funding stream your project must:

• be located within the Tasmania RJIP region, or you must be able to demonstrate that your project will directly benefit the Tasmania RJIP region and align with the Local Investment Plan

• include eligible activities and eligible expenditure.

a) Local infrastructure projects must:

• be a capital project or support a future capital project involving the construction of new infrastructure, or the upgrade or extension of existing infrastructure

• have at least $100,000 in eligible expenditure, or have at least $50,000 in eligible expenditure if you are granted an exceptional circumstances co-funding exemption

• be ready to commence work within 12 weeks of executing the grant agreement.

b)Business innovation projects must:

• expand or grow your business

• have at least $100,000 in total eligible expenditure

• be ready to commence work within 12 weeks of executing a grant agreement.

c) Skills and training project must:

• deliver skills and training to learners other than your employees.

What are the merit criteria?

To be competitive in your grant application you must score highly against all of the following merit criteria:

Merit criteria 1 (20 points) – the extent to which your project addresses the Local Investment Plan’s investment sectors and strategic priorities within Tasmania

Merit criteria 2 (30 points) – the level of net economic benefit your project will deliver to the Tasmania region during and beyond the project period (Local infrastructure and Skills and training projects), OR, the level of net economic benefit the project will create for your business and the Tasmania region during and beyond the project period (Business innovation projects)

Merit criteria 3 (30 points) – the value for money offered by your project

Merit criteria 4 (20 points) – your capacity, capability and resources to carry out the project.

More detailed information regarding the Tasmania RJIP grants are available in the program guidelines (PDF; 3.62 MB).

How do I apply?

Applications for the grants are available online: RJIP Tasmania

If you need help to complete the online application form, call us on 03 9008 5937.

Want to get the best possible result out of your Application?

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Treadstone is an experienced, outcome focused team with a proven track record of success since 2008; recently securing three $1m+ grants for our clients.

To ensure you have the best chance of getting grant funding contact us or call 03 9008 5937.

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