NSW Regional Investment Activation Fund – Stream 1

This program provides funding to deliver sustainable employment opportunities, activate new industries, promote cluster development, and drive increased productivity, innovation and competitiveness of businesses in regional NSW.

The grant is no longer available

What do you get?

Matched funding from $2 million to $20 million.

Who is this for?

NSW organisations undertaking regional investment projects.


The objectives of the grant are to: 

  • support the growth of existing industries and the establishment of new and emerging industries where regional NSW has a strong actual or potential competitive advantage 
  • create new high quality employment opportunities 
  • support the shift towards higher-value-added activities and participation in global value chains and supply chains 
  • promote collaboration between businesses, education and research institutions and other parties through sharing of knowledge, resources and infrastructure. 

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Applicants must:

  • have an Australian business number (ABN)
  • be registered for goods and services tax (GST)
  • be financially viable for the duration of the project
  • have at least $20 million public liability insurance.

Applicants must also be one of the following:

  • a company incorporated in Australia 
  • a company limited by guarantee 
  • an incorporated trustee on behalf of a trust 
  • an incorporated association or co-operative 
  • an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Corporation registered under the Corporations (Aboriginal and /or Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006.

Projects must be:

  • be located in one of the 93 regional NSW local government areas
  • demonstrate the project would not occur within regional NSW without funding
  • be delivered and operational by 30 May 2025
  • support sustainable employment opportunities and drive productivity, innovation and competitiveness
  • deliver economic benefits to multiple organisations or businesses.

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Apply for the NSW Regional Investment Activation Fund – Stream 1

Find out more about your eligibility and how to apply.