It's been a while...

At RDAMNC we've been super busy with a range of activities. Some of the current highlights include a youth employment pathways project, designing our Ignite MNC 2018 conference (you'll want to know more about that one) and launching our SMART Region Prospectus.

Read on to find out about some cool local events, grant and funding opportunities and other news. Remember - our most up to date information source is Facebook. Make sure you stay connected here.


  • Stronger Communities Program: provides each of the 150 federal electorates with $150,000 to fund small capital projects that improve local community participation and contribute to vibrant viable communities. In consultation with their community, each Federal Member of Parliament must identify potential applicants and projects in their electorate and invite them to apply for a grant.(closes 11 October 2018)
  • Growing local economies: The $500 million Growing Local Economies Fund is part of the $1.3 billion Regional Growth Fund and is available to support projects of economic significance in regional NSW. The program will invest in projects that draw on the economic strengths of areas in regional NSW.
  • Business Growth Grants: Provides businesses with matched funding of up to $20,000 for the cost of hiring an expert to help with implementing the advice and strategies recommended through the Business Evaluation, Growth Services, Supply Chain Facilitation or Tourism Partnerships programmes.
  • Regional Sports Infrastructure Fund NSW: Provides enterprises with funding for projects of over $1 million to develop regional sporting facilities and infrastructure. 
For further information about the above mentioned grants - and to find out more about other grants visit our online portal here

Upcoming events

  • 7 November BELLINGEN Ignite MNC is on again our 2018 MC will be the fabulous Clare Bowditch. More information and (limited) early bird tickets here
  • 22 & 23 August COFFS HARBOUR Coffs Coast Business Expo with key note speaker Lisa Messenger tickets and info here
  • 24 August COFFS HARBOUR Facilitators workshop with the Facilitation Academy - Opal Cove tickets here and use this code for a massive friends of RDAMNC discount LuckyLate
  • 28 August NAMBUCCA HEADS The Shadow Minister for Small Business, Jenny Aitchison MP will visit Nambucca Heads as part of State wide consultation.RSVP by 23 August to
  • 30-21 August PORT MACQUARIE The Regional Events Conference. Student discount and further information via this link

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