Encouraging a move to the country

Community organisations can apply for the NSW Government’s $1 million Regional Growth – Marketing and Promotion Fund to encourage young workers and families to make a city change to Regional NSW.

This new fund provides grants for projects such as locally devised marketing materials, advertising campaigns and participation in industry events to promote and celebrate the high quality services, job opportunities and outstanding communities across rural and regional parts of NSW.

Memeber for Myall Lakes Stephen Bromhead said local business and organisations in the Myall Lakes region can now apply for funding to attract businesses, skilled workers and families to live and work in Regional NSW.

“The Regional Growth – Marketing and Promotion Fund will provide extra resources to boost relocation campaigns that target young workers and families looking for a better life in Regional NSW,” Mr Bromhead said.

“Applications are now open, so I encourage interested organisations to start working on their applications.”

Among those who can apply for up to $50,000 ahead of the May 31 2017 closing date are:

  • Regional local councils (or groups of councils)
  • Regional development organisations
  • Chambers of commerce (or groups of chambers of commerce)
  • Industry organisations and associations

Applicants must display local co-funding from a non-government source.

Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW, John Barilaro, said the opportunity for individuals and families to make the move to Regional NSW has never been better, as regional economies continue to grow, showing the strongest jobs growth in the country.

“These grants will help regional towns and cities showcase the benefits of living and working in regional areas, whether you’re a business owner looking to expand or a skilled worker wanting a better quality of life,” Mr Barilaro said.

“With the NSW Government’s ongoing rollout of local, upgraded transport links, improved mobile connectivity and community programs to boost regional tourism, there’s no better time to be in regional NSW.” 

For further information and program guidelines, go to www.nsw.gov.au/rmpf.