Regional Development Fund – Community Infrastructure Program (CIP)
This program offers support in delivering critical community economic infrastructure that creates sustainable economic benefits to the State or broader region, is strategically important to the State, the region or a major industry, and is viable and sustainable in the medium to longer term.
The program is part of the Regional Development Fund (RDF). The broad objectives of the RDF are to support regional economic development by:
- Creating new jobs and improving career opportunities.
- Providing better infrastructure facilities and services.
- Strengthening the economic, social and environmental base of communities.
- Supporting the development and delivery of projects.
- Leveraging funding and investment.
Grants between $200,000 and $1 million are available with leveraged funding at a minimum ratio of 2:1. Preference will be given to projects that commence within six months of approval with the funds fully acquitted within 24 months of commencement.
Who Can Apply
Eligible applicants include:
- Incorporated associations
- Local governing authorities
- Business (where the benefit extend to the broader community)
Eligible applicants must:
- Be legal entities, that is with which the Commonwealth government and the South Australian government can enter into a legally binding funding agreement.
- Have an Australian Business Number (ABN).
- Demonstrate the balance of project funding required to complete the project, exclusive of in-kind contributions.
Regional Development Australia associations may apply in their own right or as a lead member of a consortium.
Eligible project proposals include those that:
- Leverage funds from non-State government sources and/or that foster collaboration.
- Demonstrate a commitment to employing locally, local investment and local supplier inputs wherever possible.
- Are located in areas defined by the State government non metropolitan regions boundaries as the Greater Adelaide Area and Country Regions.
Main Assessment Criteria
The main assessment criteria include whether the project:
- Is a critical community infrastructure with direct economic benefit for the region.
- Creates sustainable economic benefits to the State or region such as new jobs, investment or higher incomes.
- Is strategically important to the State, the region or a major industry.
- Is viable and sustainable in the medium to longer term.
- Is cost effective and ‘fit for purpose’.
- Does not unreasonably impact upon existing businesses, industries or communities.
- Are not more appropriately funded by other State, Commonwealth and/or local government or industry sources.
29 October 2015
12 November 2015
15 January 2016
The next funding round is yet to be announced.
General - Non-Industry Specific
Infrastructure / Equipment
Innovation and R&D
Department of Primary Industries and Regions (DPIR)
Primary Industries and Regions South Australia (PIRSA)