RDA Southern Inland can assist local organisations, Councils, clubs and businesses to identify areas where they may be eligible for grants or funding and assist them in completing applications for submission. 

Specifically, we can…

  • Assist you in identifying suitable grant and funding opportunities
  • Assist you with the grant application process
  • Provide you with economic and community profiling data and tools to strengthen your application
  • Provide Letters of Support for your funding application

Our focus at RDA Southern Inland is to maximise economic development opportunities for the Southern Inland region. If your organisation has an opportunity for growth or is seeking funding assistance, please get in touch.

Email:      Phone: 02 4822 6397


Grant process final


Below are the details of some ongoing and current grants available to the Southern Inland community. For Bush Fire specific grants and support, click here. 

There are many more grants available and this list is not intended to be an exhaustive list. Grant Finder allows you to search for specific grants or types of grants.

Grants Closing Soon

 Quality Learning Environments - closing 25th September 2020

Up to $15,000 to support eligible early childhood education services to improve their learning environments to positively impact experiences and outcomes for preschool aged children.

Future Drought Fund: Networks to build drought resilience - closing 25th September 2020

The Networks to Build Drought Resilience (NBDR) Project will provide grant funding of $3.75m to build community capacity by strengthening social and community
networking, support, engagement and wellbeing. These actions will build an enduring resilience to the impacts of climate change, including drought, and enhance the public good in agriculture dependent communities.

Future Drought Fund: Drought Resilience Leaders - closing 25th September 2020

The Drought Resilience Leaders (DRL) Project grant will fund a provider to design and deliver the DRL Project nationally in agriculture dependent communities. The DRL Project aspires to catalyse a new era of leaders and mentors in Australia, recognising the
wide range of types and styles of leaders and leadership roles required to enable agriculture
dependent communities to adapt and transform to meet future challenges arising from drought and climate change

Youth Opportunities Program - closing 28th September 2020

The Youth Opportunities program provides one-off, time-limited grants between $10,000 and $50,000 to not-for-profit organisations and local councils for youth-led and youth-driven community projects that have a positive youth development focus.

Clubgrants Infrastructure Grants - closing 12th October 2020

The NSW Government offers grants to communities across NSW to support the building, renovation and fit-out of infrastructure. Funding is available for arts and cultural infrastructure, sport and recreation infrastructure and projects that assist communities with essential infrastructure and disaster readiness.

Regional Connectivity Program - closing 20th October 2020

The Regional Connectivity Program will provide up to $53 million of targeted investment in ‘place-based’ telecommunications infrastructure projects which maximise economic and social opportunities in regional, rural and remote Australian communities.

Export Market Development Grant - closing 30th November

Funding for exporters and tourism businesses to get additional reimbursements for costs incurred in marketing their products and services around the world.

Regional Tourism Bushfire Recovery Grants - closing 18th December 2020 

The Regional Tourism Bushfire Recovery Grants program will have two funding streams which will support events, concerts, festivals and visitor attractions in fire affected regions to assist with recovery efforts and encourage international and domestic visitors to come back to the regions. The second stream will be targeted at the worst affected tourism regions.

$10,000 Small Business Grant - closing once funds are allocated

Funding for small businesses whose revenue has dropped by 40 per cent over a three-month period, compared to the previous year, as a result of the bushfires. You can be directly or indirectly affected by the bushfires.

Bushfire Recovery Grant - closing once funds are allocated

Funding for small businesses directly affected by the bushfires. The bushfire recovery grant of up to $50,000 is to help pay for costs associated with the clean-up and reinstatement of a small business or non-profit organisation’s operations.

CWA of NSW Drought Aid – closing once funds are allocated

Assistance to help meet household expenses for drought affected families, up to a maximum of $3,000 per family/household, is available to eligible applicants. Applicants who apply must rely on farming for the majority of their income. 

Incubator Support Grant - New and Existing Incubators - closes once funds are allocated 

To help develop new incubators in regional areas and to support high-performing existing incubators. 


Contact us

Phone02 4822 6397


Shop 5, Central Arcade
158-162 Auburn Street
Goulburn NSW 2580

RDA Southern Inland
PO Box 775
Goulburn NSW 2580