The Regional Employment Trials program provides local stakeholders in selected regions, including businesses, not-for-profits and local government agencies, with grants to trial local approaches to delivering employment related projects. Regions are primarily based on Regional Development Australia boundaries, unless indicated otherwise.
This program is available for the Far South Coast, which includes Shoalhaven City and Eurobodalla Shires councils within the Gilmore electorate.
The objectives of the program are to deliver:
- strong connections between regional stakeholders, including employment services providers
- employment initiatives that meet local needs
- improved awareness of local labour markets
- the potential for improved regional employment outcomes
The grant amount will be up to 75 per cent of eligible project costs (grant percentage).
- The minimum grant amount is $7,500.
- The maximum grant amount is $200,000.
You must contribute a minimum of 25 per cent of eligible project costs.
You cannot fund your co-contribution from programs funded through the Department of Jobs and Small Business. Your contribution may be cash or in-kind. Where you provide in-kind contributions, you must calculate the dollar value.
In-kind contributions are non-cash contributions. These can include labour contributions and facilities, equipment and services provided by the applicant or project partners to the project. In order for in-kind contributions to count towards your contribution, they must directly relate to eligible activities.
We cannot consider your application if you do not satisfy all eligibility criteria.
To be eligible you must:
- have an Australian Business Number (ABN)
- implement the project in one of the eligible trial regions
and be one of the following entities:
- an entity incorporated in Australia
- a local government agency or body as defined in appendix A
- a Regional Development Australia committee.
An entity incorporated in Australia includes companies, incorporated trustees on behalf of a trust, incorporated associations and Indigenous incorporations.
To be eligible your project must:
- provide opportunities and assistance to help unemployed people prepare for and find work
- have at least $10,000 in eligible expenditure.
You are not eligible to apply if you are:
- a Commonwealth, State or Territory government body (including government business enterprises) unless acting as the legal entity for an unincorporated Regional Development Australia Committee.
- a trust (however an incorporated trustee can apply on behalf of a trust).
Application and Guidelines
For further information see the guidelines or visit the website.
Applications are submitted online via the Business portal.
Submissions are ongoing. However, projects must be completed before 30 June 2020.